KUWAIT, March 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait reaffirmed it has always supported cooperation among countries of the world to eliminate poverty, address the piling debts, curb climate change and alleviate the suffering of people.
Kuwait Ambassador in Buenos Aires Abdullah Al-Yahya, addressing UN's 2nd High-Level Conference on South-South Cooperation in Argentina's capital, said his country was participating in the meeting out of its keenness to promote international cooperation in line with instructions of His Highness the Amir and His Highness the Crown Prince, Kuwait Embassy said in a statement, send to KUNA in Kuwait.
Al-Yahya noted the conference, inaugurated by Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, was an excellent venue for developing countries to explore solutions for pressing challenges towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030.
Participation of Kuwait, he said, stemmed from its desire to cooperation with other countries to tackle challenges of sustainable development in south countries.
Kuwait has always been supporting global collaboration to eliminate poverty, reducing debts on countries, addressing ramifications of climate change, alleviating humanitarian suffering of people in crises and offering assistance for least developed countries, said Al-Yahya.
Since its independence in 1961, said the Ambassador, Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development has been offering financial assistance for developing countries.
"Indeed Kuwait provided over the past years development aid more than double the internationally-agreed percentage of 0.7 percent," he said. (end)