Friday, April 29, 2016

Kuwait, US officials discuss boosting mutual cooperation

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KUWAIT, April 27 (NNN-KUNA) -- Undersecretary of Information Ministry Tarq Al-Mezrem discussed on Tuesday means of enhancing media and cultural ties, and youth affairs with visiting US Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Affairs Richard Stengel.

During the meeting, Al-Mezrem stressed that such meetings are chances to foster strategic relations between Kuwait and the US in the areas of media, culture and youth.

Kuwait supports all international efforts aiming to combat the deviant through and terrorism, and seeks always to protect its youth against these phenomena.

Meanwhile, Stengel lauded the depth of relations between the two friendly countries, affirming that achievements made over the last 25 years, after Kuwait's liberation, is a source of pride for all Kuwaitis and him.

He underlined the urgency of combating the deviant and terrorist thought through media and all modern communications, indicating that this takes a long period of time.

He called for promoting mutual cooperation in all fields, mainly media, culture and youth.

KUNA's Acting Director General and Editorآ­inآ­Chief Saad Alآ­Ali affirmed the agency's abidance by media responsibility towards focusing on the country's efforts aiming to combat terrorism and the deviant thought.

All institutions of the State of Kuwait, including KUNA, are keen on showing the real image of Islam to the West that promotes the concept of peaceful co-existence among all nations and religions, Al-Ali said.

Undersecretary of Ministry of State for Youth Affairs Sheikha Al-Zain Al-Sabah stressed the ministry's eagerness to strengthen and develop youth's capabilities in all fields.

The ministry's strategy seeks to hold discussions with youth so as to resolve problems facing them, she said.

The meeting was attended by National Council for Culture, Art and Letters (NCCAL) Assistant Secretary General for Arts Sector Mohammad Alآ­Asousi and US Ambassador to Kuwait Douglas A. Silliman.

Stengel is on an official visit to the country in order to take part in the 6th meeting of the communication group of the international coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS), that is co-chaired by the UAE, the US and Britain. 

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