FM: Kuwait offered USD 1.7 bln for Syrian people in past decade


Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah has stated that Kuwait had donated a total of USD 1.7 billion in aid for Syria’s displaced people and refugees and countries hosting them in the past 10 years.
Speaking at the Fourth Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, held virtually on Tuesday, Sheikh Ahmad pointed out that Kuwait had played a major role in providing humanitarian aid to the war-torn Arab country during that period.
Kuwait had also hosted three international conferences for Syria donors, co-chaired two others and partook in several related gatherings, including today’s conference, the minister recalled, estimating his country’s contributions during these events at USD 1.7 billion.
The Kuwaiti top diplomat expressed appreciation of the contributions of the countries hosting Syrian refugees, namely Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, and Turkey.
He unveiled that Kuwait had inked memos with these countries to carry out projects to improve the living conditions of the Syrian refugees there.
Finally, Sheikh Ahmad reiterated support to UN Secretary General Special Envoy to Syria Geir Pederson’s efforts to persuade warring parties to implement UN Secretary Council resolutions No. 2254 and 2401 which call for ending hostilities and finding a peaceful settlement to the conflict in the Arab country.




Source: Kuwait News Agency