RAMALLAH, March 18 (KUNA) -- A delegation of Kuwait Red Crescent Society started a two-day visit to Palestine on Saturday to inaugurate a number of Kuwaiti-funded projects and visit local institutions.
The delegation arrived in Ariha (Jericho) from Jordan via Al-Karama checkpoint. Locals applauded the visitors at Ariha crossing before the latters proceeded to Ramallah city where they instantly met Chairperson of the Palestinian Red Crescent Dr. Youness Al-Khatib and a number of the domestic association officials.
Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer, the KRCS Chairman, said in a statement to KUNA that the delegation came to Palestine in response to an invitation from the Palestinian Red Crescent, adding that the delegation would inaugurate 16 commercial stores in Jerusalem -- renovated with support from Kuwait Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
On Sunday, they will visit headquarters of the local Red Crescent institution for teaching the deaf, examine warehouses and institutions affiliated to the Palestinian Red Crescent and open a ward for children intensive care at the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah -- built with donations from a Kuwaiti citizen.
Dr. Khaled Al-Sebeeh, a KRCS board member, told KUNA that the humanitarian activities by the society "is a translation of guidance by the political leadership."
Marwan Jilani, the KRCS Director General, affirmed the society continuous support for the counterpart society in Palestine. (end)