(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) NEW YORK, June 11 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister said Kuwait's Security Council-adopted draft resolution on missing people during armed conflicts closes a gap in international law on government responsibilities in relation.
Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah's remarks were made to both KTV and KUNA on Tuesday after the 15-member United Nations organ adopted resolution number 2474, formed by Kuwait.
The resolution bears governments and organisations the responsibility before, during and after conflicts and outlines the appropriate guidelines for easing the suffering resulting from the impacts of any conflict, he said.
Expressing gratitude to the nations who adopted the decision, he described the issue as an urgent humanitarian matter that corresponds with Kuwait's policy on humanitarian work and conflict resolution through peaceful means.
The deputy prime minister and foreign minister added the resolution is an "accomplishment for Kuwaiti diplomacy," particularly as the country awaits news of 236 people out of 605 Kuwaitis who went missing during its 1990 invasion at the hands of Iraq. (end)