Kuwait participates in dual disability conference in Qatar

By Nawaf Al-Degbasi

DOHA, March 8 (KUNA) — Kuwait is keen on implementing regional and international regulations for people with disabilities, the visiting Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Dr. Zaki Saleh Al-Sulaimi said.
He added in remarks to KUNA on the sidelines the Second international conference on problems of the deaf and blind (dual disability) held in Doha, Qatar, that Kuwait’s participation in the conference comes to follow up on latest regional, Arab and international legal developments on that matter. Moreover, Kuwait is studying international expertise in improving national regulations in this domain. Kuwait’s Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, and Minister of State for Planning Affairs and Development Hind Al-Sabeeh, since assuming her post, has offered devoted special attention to updating the relevant regulations, including Law 8/2010 regarding disabled people.
This conference sheds light on the problems of people suffering from dual disabilities (blind-deaf), regarding absence of a legal system at the national and regional arenas to solve the problems of that segment of the society, Al-Sulaimi added.
It also reflects the fact that Arab and Gulf countries are facing a controversy about considering people of dual disabilities as an exceptional case, or a case included within the current disabilities laws, unlike the international community which offers them great care and attention, he said. (end) nnd.lb