RAMALLAH, Feb 7, (KUNA): Representative of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan on Tuesday evening reaffirmed his country’s commitment to supporting the Palestinian people. In an address to the opening session of the conference of “Jerusalem Islamic Youth Capital 2018,” he said he is attending the conference to convey a message of solidarity from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the government and people of Kuwait.
The event was attended by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. “Kuwait — the country of peace and freedom — believes in the fair cause of Palestine which remains to be the top cause of the Muslim world,” he stressed. “As Humanitarian Leader, His Highness the Amir and the government and people of Kuwait remain steadfast in support of Palestine question,” Al-Roudhan, also minister of state for youth affairs, pointed out. He noted that he came from Kuwait, the capital of Arab youth 2017, to join the celebration of Jerusalem designation as Islamic Youth Capital 2018. He expressed hope that the Muslim youth would work diligently for the progress and prosperity of their countries.
Al-Roudhan added that Palestine — the cradle of holy faith, and Jerusalem — the capital of the State of Palestine — will remain the main concern and central question for every Muslim. He paid tribute to Ahed Al-Tamimi — a Palestinian female teenager who was detained by the Israeli occupation forces for resisting their attempt to break into her home in Al-Nabi Saleh village in the West Bank in late December, 2017.
Al-Roudhan arrived in Ramallah from Jordan aboard a helicopter to take part in the two-day conference. He was warmly welcomed by Palestinian President who appreciated Kuwait support to the Palestinian people. The conference follows the decision of the Islamic youth forum for dialogue and cooperation — the youth arm of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), to show solidarity with the Palestinian people particularly the Arab residents of Jerusalem.