Kuwaiti defence minister attends anti-IS talks at NATO HQ

Kuwait’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah attended counter Islamic State coalition defence ministers’ talks at the NATO headquarters on Friday.

Kuwait’s participation comes to ensure its commitment to the global efforts aimed at tackling terrorism and ensuring global security and stability under the directions of the Kuwaiti leadership, mentioned a statement.

The defence minister presented an explanatory report outlining Kuwait’s role within the coalition in providing humanitarian support to nations affected by terrorist groups.

The meeting is aimed at reviewing ongoing plans made in relation to the ever-changing situations and most recent occurrences worldwide and to ensure that these plans are successfully implemented.

This particularly comes after the victories made by the coalition in its military campaign against the group, which have led to a significant loss in its numbers due to the success of cooperative global efforts.

For his part, US Defence Secretary James Mattis praised Kuwait’s role in hosting the recently-held Iraqi reconstruction international donors’ conference.

Attending ministers also agreed to an “ideology” aimed at fighting terrorist and fundamentalist thought amid steps to limit the threat worldwide.

Source: Kuwait News Agency