New York: The State of Kuwait has reiterated rejection of all forms of terrorism and violent extremism regardless of their motives, extending full support for regional and international efforts to address terrorism.
“Terrorism still poses a grave danger in many parts of the world because of its direct threat to international peace and security, therefore I reiterate my country’s rejection of all forms of terrorism regardless of their motives and justifications because it is an unjustifiable criminal act,” Fahad Al-Obaid, the diplomatic attache of the Kuwaiti permanent mission to the UN, told the UN General Assembly’s 6th committee while discussing measures to eliminate international terrorism, Tuesday night.
Terrorism, he added, should not be linked to a religion, nationality, a civilization or ethnicity.
Al-Obaid said national, regional and international efforts should be mobilized to confront terrorism while respecting human rights and rule of law.
He called for addressing root causes of terrorism through elimination of poverty, achieving sustainable development, good governance, peaceful co-existence, rejecting violent extremism and tolerance.
Al-Obaid said conflicts, economic turmoil, climate change and inflation would further fuel terrorism, and would have direct impact on social, economic, humanitarian and security conditions in many countries, a matter that would be exploited by terrorists.
He said return of foreign terrorists and their families to their countries was a “great challenge” for the international community.
The State of Kuwait, he added, lived up to its humanitarian responsibility and facilitated return of more than 430 family members of foreign terrorists.
Kuwait, he said, would host and participate in workshops to further promote the fight against terrorism financing.
Al-Obaid also added that Kuwait was highlighting role of society in rehabilitating foreign fighters.