(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) RIYADH, June 8 (KUNA) -- Foreign Minister Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah headed Thursday the Kuwaiti delegation in the ministerial meeting of the international coalition to defeat IS, in the Saudi capital Riyadh.
During his speech at the meeting, Sheikh Salem noted that the coalition is facing great challenges that the international community awaits which monitors and evaluates the countries'' commitment and seriousness in the campaign against terrorism.
Sheikh Salem also touched on the vital role played by Kuwait in transferring the families of foreign terrorist fighters from those languishing in the Syrian camps, adding that it reflects sublime humanitarian meanings and international cooperation with friendly countries.
Kuwait, along with the US, contributed to the transfer of 667 fighters and their families from 13 countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas, and the Caribbean, from September 2019 to this day, he added.
Moreover, Sheikh Salem appreciated the efforts made by the International Coalition Secretariat and the work team that prepared for this meeting.
Sheikh Salem also went on thanking the Kingdom for hosting this gathering and for its joint invitation with the US to take part in this highly needed meeting. (end)
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