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UN Security Council to discuss sanctions on three Kuwaitis in March - Kuwaiti official

Ambassador Hamad Al-Mashaan and Ambassador Melissa Kelly  during the event
Ambassador Hamad Al-Mashaan and Ambassador Melissa Kelly during the event
KUWAIT, Jan 30 (KUNA) -- The United Nations Security Council in March will discuss sanctions imposed on three Kuwaiti nationals, after the UN Ombudsman submitted his initial report on the matter, a Kuwaiti official revealed on Monday.
The matter is being handled with extreme urgency by the Foreign Ministry, Assistant Foreign Minister for Development and International Cooperation Hamad Al-Mashaan told reporters.
Both the Foreign Minister Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Deputy Minister Mansour Al-Otaibi are committed to lifting the sanctions, added the official.
Al-Mashaan made the remarks on the fringes of his attendance of an Australian Embassy event held to mark Australia Day.
In regards to Kuwait's bilateral relations with Australia, the official said both countries are bound by 11 agreements since the launch of their diplomatic ties in 1974.
Over 500 Kuwaitis receive their higher education in Australia, while joint investments on both sides exceed USD 16 billion, particularly in the oil and investment industries, he explained.
Australia also remains one of Kuwait's food security sources, he added, mentioning the role it played during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the event, Australia's Ambassador to Kuwait Melissa Kelly spoke of the importance of these relations, which were founded on three main pillars, namely food security, investment and education.
She also applauded steps taken by Kuwait's Foreign Ministry to make her feel welcome in the country since assuming office six months ago. (end) aa.sd