By Mustafa Al-Marini
RABAT, July 22 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait is one of the pioneering countries in charity and humanitarian relief aid due to the country's prolific efforts within such domains, Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Director General Dr. Salim M. Al-Malik said Monday.
Speaking to KUNA on ISESCO's Waqf (endowment) investment project, Dr. Al-Malik said that the 1979-establish ISESCO was grateful for Kuwait's outstanding charitable efforts.
The UN recognition of Kuwait as a Global Humanitarian Center and His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as a Humanitarian Leader came through continuous efforts to help the needy around the world, affirmed Al-Malik who commended the Gulf state's contribution to both on the governmental and non-governmental levels.
Kuwait is an integral partner for the organization and ISESCO is looking forward to work with the GCC state, he indicated.
In regards to the endowment investment project, the ISESCO Director General affirmed that it would be fully funded by the members of the organization.
He added that the project was announced on May 9 in Makkah during ISESCO's General Conference. He indicated that an international conference was in the making to boost funding to around USD ten million by the end of the year and USD one billion in the upcoming five years.
The director revealed that the money would be used to support various ISESCO projects. (end) mrn.gta