VIENNA, Oct 13, (KUNA): Kuwait plays an active and vital role in combating organized crime, said Head of the tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, Egypt’s Ambassador to Austria, Mohammad Al-Mulla.
In a statement to KUNA Tuesday, Al-Mulla stated that Kuwait has always demonstrated a strong commitment to support international and regional cooperation in the fight against transnational organized crime and has been at the forefront of countries that have adopted international conventions related to combating organized crime.
He also affirmed Kuwait’s keenness to attend regional and international conferences that deal with fundamental and important issues, and to participate in various meetings and workshops organized by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna. The current session, which kicked off on Monday and lasts for five days, is important, as it is convening, coincides with the twentieth anniversary of the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the conventions and protocols attached to them, he added.
Al-Mulla noted that criminal and terrorist groups have exploited the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic and the world’s preoccupation with dealing with this epidemic to multiply their criminal activities, whether those related to human trafficking or small and light weapons smuggling and other forms of organized crime.
By Abdulatif Al-Qayed