NEW YORK, Dec 18 (KUNA) -- Kuwait renewed its support towards achieving peace and stability in Afghanistan, said a Kuwaiti diplomat late Monday.
Delivering Kuwait's speech during a UNSC session on the situation in Afghanistan, the Gulf nation's Permanent Representative to the UN headquarters in New York, Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi, said diplomatic efforts accompanied by great investments in the educational sector in Afghanistan would ensure that efforts for reform would be fruitful.
The UNSC meeting comes two months after the parliamentary election in Afghanistan, said Al-Otaibi who commended the Afghan people and government on the success of the democratic process.
He added that the holding of the Geneva conference for the support of process in Afghanistan was a clear indication of the global community's commitment towards bringing peace to the country.
Achieving the dreams of the people and bolstering national welfare should overcome all political affiliations and selfish desires, said the Kuwaiti diplomat who hoped that the upcoming election, in April of 2019, would spark a new hope in the hearts of all Afghan people.
Al-Otaibi lauded the US appointment of Zalmay Khalilzad as the Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation at the Department of State last September, a step mentioned in a UN report, which commended the appointment of the official.
The Kuwaiti diplomat also lauded UN efforts, supporting peace initiatives throughout in Afghanistan.
Al-Otaibi hoped that the security situation would stabilize in Afghanistan so that the people would focus on building a bright future. (end)