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Cabinet welcomes Saudi-led anti-terror Islamic coalition

KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah chairs the cabinet’s meeting yesterday. — KUNA
KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah chairs the cabinet’s meeting yesterday. — KUNA

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti cabinet yesterday welcomed a recent Saudi decision to form an Islamic coalition to fight terrorism and to establish a joint operation center in Riyadh. The anti-terrorism coalition is based on the principles and objectives of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), aiming to fight all forms and manifestations of terrorism, the cabinet said in a statement following its weekly meeting.

In this context, the cabinet appreciated the great efforts exerted by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud in the fight against terrorism and terrorist groups which commit brutal acts that have nothing to do whatsoever with Islam.

Saudi Arabia had announced the formation of an Islamic military coalition to fight terrorism. The Saudi-led coalition groups 34 Islamic countries and will have its joint operations center based in Riyadh where it will coordinate anti-terror military operations and develop the necessary mechanism in this regard.

Libyan deal
Meanwhile, the cabinet welcomed a recently concluded UN-brokered agreement to form a national unity government in Libya. The cabinet hailed the agreement as a practical step that would contribute to putting an end to the armed conflict in Libya, and to restore security and stability to the whole of Libya. In this context, the cabinet urged all Libyan parties to abide by the agreement, to ensure their country’s interest, and to harness their efforts to rebuild their nation, maintain its territorial integrity and fulfill the Libyan people’s hopes.

Libyan political leaders had met in Skhirate city in west Morocco and signed the agreement after more than a year of UN-led negotiations. The accord was signed in the presence of UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Martin Kobler, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Salaheddine Mezouar and his peers from Spain, Italy, Qatar, Tunisia and Turkey, as well as representatives of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and the European Union. – KUNA

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