NEW YORK, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Permanent Representative to the UN Mansour Al-Otaibi has offered a state's donation to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) supporting its activities and services to Palestinian refugees in Syria.
This contribution, handed over to the Director of UNRWA Representative Office in New York Peter Mulrean, was prompted by Kuwait's strong belief in the necessity of handling the Palestinians' humanitarian conditions, Al-Otaibi said in a statement to KUNA.
It also reiterates Kuwait's firm support to the Palestinian cause, people and refugees, in particular "those facing hard conditions in Syria since the eruption of the crisis in the country (in 2011)," he added.
Al-Otaibi stressed Kuwait's backing to UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl's efforts to maintain the financial stability of the agency so that it can carry on with its activities, providing basic and dignified living conditions and protection for the refugees, as well as preserving their dignity and rights.
For his part, Mulrean highly appreciated Kuwait's support to UNRWA over the past years, saying the generous donation will help meet the needs of the Palestinian refugees in Syria.
He also lauded the UNRWA-Kuwait partnership. (end)