WASHINGTON, March 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Wednesday participated in a meeting for the partners in the war against the so-called Islamic State (IS) The meeting of the 68 international partners involved in fight against the IS was convened by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
During the meeting, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled reaffirmed the prior importance of confronting the terrorist group and the heinous phenomenon, warning against the aggravation of consequences of terror. He said that no country is safe from terrorism.
He also lauded the progress realized by the US-led coalition in the fight against IS, especially in Iraq, and stressed the dire need for realizing security and stability, and promoting peaceful co-existence in the areas cleared of IS.
Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled thanked the US Administration and Tillerson for convening the major meeting.
In the meantime, the foreign minister said he is looking forward to a Brussels meeting on the future of Syria, and the neighboring countries, to be held in the Belgian capital on April 5.
Kuwait will co-organize and co-chair the conference that will seek to alleviate the sufferings of the Syrian people, as well as supporting the neighboring states hosting refugees.
The Kuwaiti delegation to the meeting includes Kuwait's Ambassador to the US Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Assistant Foreign Minister for the Affairs of Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled's Office Ambassador Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, and Assistant Foreign Minister for Development and International Cooperation affairs Ambassador Nasser Al-Sabeeh and the Ministry's senior officials. (end) sd.msa