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Kuwait FM calls for tight control on Lebanese borders

BEIRUT, Jan 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah said Sunday that states concerned with the situation in Lebanon deeply desire to see border exits of the country under tight control of the legitimate authorities.
Speaking at a news conference with the Lebanese Interior Minister Bassam Malwai, minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad said he conveyed to the Lebanese leaders concerns of the leaders in Kuwait, the Gulf states and foreign states; firstly that Lebanon must not be exploited from any powers to wage rhetorical or actual offensives and secondly, the need to halt smuggling narcotics.
The Kuwaiti minister indicated that his talks with his Lebanese host addressed measures by the Lebanese Interior Ministry to "put an end to this situation," adding that he presented proposals to the Lebanese side to work out a more effective mechanism to abort the trafficking of drugs Minister Mawlawi for his part assured his Kuwaiti guest about the local authorities' keenness on clamping down on any persons who stage stinging rhetorical campaigns against the GCC states. (pickup previous) rk