Kuwait making ‘unique effort’ to end Yemen’s humanitarian crisis: PM

March 7, 2019 Off By Web Desk

Aden Yemeni Prime Minister Dr. Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed praised the historical role played by the State of Kuwait in support of Yemen.

“What Kuwait is offering in support to Yemen and its people remains as a unique effort to end the humanitarian crisis in the country and ensure stability and security,” Saeed said Thursday in statements to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

He noted that the Kuwaiti support to Yemen was not born out of the recent crisis in Yemen; it was and remains as an important gesture throughout the previous years and decades.

“The Kuwaiti leadership and people provided an honest, generous, and unconditional support to develop Yemeni schools, universities, roads, hospitals, and so on,” the prime minister affirmed, adding that the support left a noble and effective impression on the people of Yemen.

Saeed commended the humanitarian role played by Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his generosity towards Yemen and its people. He also applauded the Kuwaiti $250-million pledge at the third High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen held in Geneva on February 26, noting that remitting the donation through the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), reflects keenness on the part of Kuwaitis to aid Yemenis.

With regard to the third High-Level Pledging Event, Saeed affirmed the positive outcome of the meeting. He said it reflected the keenness of the Saudi-led coalition for Yemen’s legitimacy, and the international community to aid Yemen, indicating that donors’ pledge of $2.6 billion represents an increase of 30 percent from last year’s total pledges.

The prime minister pointed out that donors stressed the importance of state institutes’ involvement, especially the Central Bank of Yemen, in implementing plans for economic recovery and welfare.

Source: International Islamic News Agency