KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13, (KUNA): At the discretion of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah, the State of Kuwait on Monday sent four seawater desalination units to Iraq. A technical team of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Electricity and Water delivered the units to officials of the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources at the Kuwaiti- Iraqi border on Monday, the Kuwaiti ministry’s undersecretary Mohammad Bushehri said in a press statement.
The production capacity of the four seawater desalination units amounts to one million imperial gallons, he said. Kuwaiti General Consul in Iraq’s Basra Province Yousef Al-Sabbagh was present at the reception. Thanking and appreciating Kuwait’s fresh aid, Iraqi officials said the desalination units would be used mainly in rural and outlying areas in Iraq. They added that the Kuwaiti aid would effectively contribute to the provision of potable water to the residents of southern Iraq. Kuwait had granted Iraq 17 mobile power generators with a total capacity of 30,000 kilowatts, in order to ease out the neighboring country’s power shortage.
Meanwhile, the State of Kuwait has always been a supporter of Palestine and its people, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday. This came during a meeting between President Abbas and a Kuwaiti delegation from the Ministry of Education, in charge of interviewing and hiring Palestinian teachers to work in Kuwait, in the presence of Palestinian Minister of Education Sabri Sidem, according to Palestinian news agency (WAFA). The agency said that President Abbas welcomed the delegation, affirming importance of their visit and the great confidence placed in the Palestinian teachers in general.
President Abbas also called on the rest of Arab countries to follow suit by enabling the Palestinian teacher to work in their nations due to their “excellent ability and innovation.” The Palestinian leader praised past efforts exerted by the Palestinian teachers who taught in Kuwait and conveyed a clear picture of the Palestinian teacher and his/her abilities. President Abbas also praised His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, the government, and the people for their support to the Palestinian just cause.
Meanwhile, Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education said Abbas instructed Civil Affairs Authority to ensure that the Kuwaiti delegation would be able to visit Gaza Strip. Earlier, the Ministry said the Kuwaiti delegation, which was seeking Palestinian math teachers, decided to extend their stay until Tuesday.