VIENNA, May 25 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait and the West Asian countries group said Saturday that challenges facing developing countries in addressing crime was worth the attention ahead of next year's 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (The Kyoto Congress) in Japan.
This came after the conclusion of the West Asian countries group meeting in Vienna, which was chaired by Kuwait on the sideline of the 28th meeting for the UN crime prevention and criminal justice committee.
The meeting's attendees stressed the importance bolstering regional cooperation amongst West Asian members to effectively addressed issues such as terrorism funding, organized crime, and other security challenges.
Training cadres and developing human resources will help better address crime and implement plans to bolster security cooperation, affirmed the attendees.
Meanwhile, delivering Kuwait's speech to the 28th meeting for the UN crime prevention and criminal justice committee, undersecretary at Kuwait's Ministry of Justice Zakariya Al-Ansari said that West Asian countries urged participants in the upcoming 2020 Kyoto Congress to thoroughly prepare for the event, which is expected to come out with an important declaration on crime prevention and criminal justice.
He indicated that the West Asian group had held several meetings, including the recent sideline one, to prepare for the upcoming conference.
Al-Ansari commended the premise of the Kyoto Congress, stressing that it was important to continue efforts laid by the previous 13th meeting held in Qatar in 2015.
The Kuwaiti official spoke about the outcome of the recent West Asia group meeting, which championed the benefits of achieving justice on the social and economic developments of nations worldwide.
Ensuring the rights of those affected by all modes of crime and boosting notions of justice and equality will help countries to better address other challenges and hopefully the Kyoto Congress would address those topics. (end)