KUWAIT, Feb 11 (KUNA) -- Former Secretary General of the United Nations Ban ki moon on Monday voiced much appreciation to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's leading role in global humanitarian activities and Middle East mediation efforts.
Ban, who is the current chairman of the Ban Ki Moon Centre for Global Citizens, made the remark in a press statement following a meeting with His Highness the Amir.
"We really appreciate the strong support from the Kuwaiti Government for the activities of the global citizenship centre. I also highly appreciate and commend the great leadership of His Highness for his peace and mediating role in this area, particularly for the Yemen conflict as well as the Iranian issues, also some dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar," he said.
"The peace and reconciliation in the Gulf area is crucially important, he assured us that he will continue his mediating role and Kuwait is now acting as the United Nation's Security Council member and now chairing the Security Council in the month of June," Ban added.
He went on to say: "We hope that the Kuwaiti government and delegation will continue to contribute to world peace and stability and development through their very active diplomatic activities in the Security Council." The former UN chief said it was a great honor for him to visit Kuwait on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the independence and the 13th anniversary of His Highness the Amir's succession.
He noted that his center would hold a major meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) on women's empowerment and promotion of young people's role, pointing to a meeting held today with Kuwaiti charities. (Pick up previous) mt