KUWAIT: Kuwait National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem sent a cable of condolences to his Swedish counterpart Urban Ahlin on Friday following the deadly truck attack in Stockholm. In his message, Ghanem denounced the attack and expressed full solidarity with the people and government of friendly Sweden in whatever measures they might take to protect the security and stability of their country.
Meanwhile. Kuwait’s Embassy to Sweden confirmed that no Kuwaiti was harmed in an attack against a department store in central Stockholm that killed and injured several people. The embassy released a statement in which they urged the Kuwaiti citizens in Stockholm to be vigilant after the official authorities heightened security measures following the attack.
It also called on Kuwaiti patients in Sweden to avoid public and crowded areas, refrain from using public transportation and abide by instructions issued by the Swedish security authorities. The embassy is communicating with the relevant authorities to follow up any development over the issue, it noted. It urged citizens to call the embassy in case of emergency on following numbers: (+46) 709-997-277, (+46) 845-099-80.
In the meantime, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) condemned yesterday the deadly truck attack, which occurred in Stockholm. GCC Secretary General Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani said in a press release that the council condemned the heinous attack, adding that it was against universal human values. He expressed his deepest condolences to the Swedish leadership and people on the attack. – KUNA