Ban praises His Highness the Amir's role in addressing crises

By Hanadi Al-Baloushi

KUWAIT, June 26 (KUNA) — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday highly appreciated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s personal intervention to address humanitarian crises in the region.
“I really appreciate His Highness (the Amir’s) personal intervention whenever the world face very difficult moment,” Ban said in a statement to KUNA and Kuwait TV.
Ban, who arrived in Kuwait last night, the first leg of a regional tour, said His Highness the Amir, named by the UN as the “Humanitarian Leader,” and his wise leadership enabled the UN to rally huge financial support for the Syrian people.
He said he was like to talk about “the generous and humanitarian leadership of His Highness the Amir. I have been working with His Highness (the Amir) to resolve and held the Syrian people … .” Kuwait hosted three major donor conferences to held the Syrian people, during which over USD seven billion were raised to help the Syrians.
Kuwait also co-chaired a fourth conference that was held in the British capital, London, last February.
Ban said it was His Highness the Amir’s “compassionate leadership” that contributed to easing suffering of millions of Syrian people who were either internally displaced or refugees in neighboring and European countries.
“He is a real humanitarian champion,” he added.
Ban, earlier in the day, met with His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, and First Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, describing the talks as “very good.” Discussions dealt with the peace talks of Yemen and how to end the conflict peacefully.
His Highness the Amir, during his reception of the UN chief, decorated Ban with Kuwait Order of Excellence as a token of appreciation for his efforts to promote peace all over the world. (end)