Kuwait on front-line of global war on terror – lawmaker

LUSAKA, Zambia, March 20 (KUNA) — Kuwait’s Parliamentary Caucus Member MP Humoud Al-Hamdan stated Sunday that Kuwait is on the front-line of the international war on terror.
“Kuwait stands on the front line in the war on terror,” MP Al-Hamadan said in his speech at meeting of the Standing International Peace and Security Committee held on the sidelines of the 134th meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Zambia.
He reiterated Kuwait’s commitment to work hand in hand with regional and international partners to uproot terrorism scourge.
He recalled His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s announcement that “terrorism has no religion,” and his firm support to regional and international efforts to defeat it.
In this regard, Al-Hamdan noted that the Kuwaiti government has rushed to sign the International Convention on the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the Arab Anti-Money Laundering and Combating of the Terrorism Finance.
He pointed out that the international statistics show that over 48,000 terror attacks were carried out in the past 14 years and claimed the lives of over 107,000 people.
Al-Hamdan stressed the crucial role of the parliaments in taking pre-emptive measures to dry up the resources of the terrorist groups and combat the spread of their destructive ideologies as well as to address the root causes of extremism.
Al-Hamdan is a member of the Kuwaiti delegation, headed by the National Assembly Speaker and Chairman of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union Marzouq Al-Ghanim, to the 134th meeting of the IPU and the meetings of the standing committees of International Peace and Security, Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade, Democracy and Human Rights and UN Affairs.
The delegation also includes of MPs Faisal Al-Shaye, Awda Al-Rowaie, Hamdan Al-Azmi, Khalil Abdullah, and National Assembly Secretary General Allam Al-Kandari. (pickup previous) fs.ibi