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British G4S firm not connected with Israel: MoI

KUWAIT CITY, June 30, (KUNA): The G4S company, which recently signed a contract to secure Kuwait International Airport, has no connection whatsoever with Israel, the ministry of interior (MoI) said Wednesday.

The British-based multinational security services company is currently operating in all GCC States, most Arab countries, and over 120 countries around the world, in addition to 100 airports and 85 international aviation companies, MoI said in a press statement, pointing out all proofs that clear G4S’ name from having branch offices in Israel.

The G4S is one of the prominent and renowned international companies that provide security services to airports, the ministry said, adding that the company has excellent land security services in terms of performance quality, results accuracy, and international trustworthiness. MoI signed a contract with the British company on Tuesday to provide Kuwait International Airport with security services under the ministry’s supervision.

Meanwhile, the Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met Wednesday with visiting Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. During the meeting, the two sides discussed their bilateral ties and ways to enhance them in all fields, particularly security coordination, in addition to ways to boost bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled also conveyed His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s greetings to the Qatari Amir, wishing him good health and wellness, and further prosperity and progress for the Qatari people. Earlier, Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled arrived in the Qatari capital and was received by Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani, a number of senior officials at Qatari interior ministry, and Kuwaiti Ambassador Meteb Al-Mutotah.

The Qatari Premier held a fast-breaking banquet in honor of Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled and his accompanying delegation. Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani issued an Amiri decree to appoint Sultan bin Saad bin Sultan Al-Mareekhi as the new Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. The decree states that the minister will commence his duties from the issue date, and the decree will be published in the official gazette, according to Qatar News Agency (QNA).

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