Kuwait affirms support for UN efforts

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NEW YORK, Sept 18 : Representative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah met Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly. During the meeting, His Highness the Prime Minister conveyed to the UN Chief the greetings of His Highness the Amir and His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, affirming Kuwait’s support to the UN efforts to protect the world security and peace.

Representative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah shakes hands with Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly.

The State of Kuwait is committed to the principles of its foreign policy prioritizing support to the UN quest for fair and durable peaceful solutions to the regional and international issues, he reaffirmed. His Highness the Prime Minister, who leads Kuwait’s delegation to the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, noted that Kuwait has been keen over the last decades on active and effective participation in the activities of the UN agencies, backing their efforts in various areas. He praised the significant role of the UN Secretary-General in promoting international cooperation and upgrading the UN. The meeting reviewed the latest developments of regional and international issues and the UN rule in strengthening peace, security and sustainable development.

Attending the meeting were Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Deputy Foreign Minister Sheikh Jarrah Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Undersecretary of the Prime Minister’s Diwan Sheikh Khaled Talal Al-Khaled Al-Sabah, Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister’s Office Hamad Bader Al-Amer and Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the UN Tareq Mohammad Al-Banai. As part of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, heads of state and government of the 193 UN member states, including Kuwait, are set to engage in the annual high-level General Debate between Tuesday, September 19, and Tuesday, September 26, 2023. UNGA President Dennis Francis will open the General Debate, themed “Rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability for all.” Representative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al- Ahmad Al-Sabah leads the Kuwait delegation to the gathering. On the UNGA session, Kuwait’s Permanent Delegate to the UN Tareq Mohammad Al-Banai said Sunday, it is the most important global diplomatic event as it brings together top decision-makers, including 76 heads of states, 50 heads of government and dozens of ministers.

“The discussions will focus on key issues in politics, economy and health in the post-Covid-19 world,” he said in statements to KUNA. Ambassador Al-Banai noted that Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah will deliver Kuwait’s speech to UNGA High-Level General Debate on Thursday evening where he will focus on the political and economic challenges facing the Middle East and Kuwait’s approach to them. “His Highness the Prime Minister will set forth Kuwait’s efforts to strengthen regional and international security and stability as well as the country’s exceptional and large-scale humanitarian action. “He will also give a glimpse of the progress made by Kuwait towards the realization of the UN 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 15 years into the agenda,” the senior diplomat disclosed. On September 18-19, ahead of the General Debate, the leaders will gather for the SDG Summit to review the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provide high-level political guidance on transformative and accelerated actions leading up to the target year of 2030 for achieving the Goals. (KUNA)

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