Kuwait will continue exerting efforts in the fight against terrorism and drying up origins of its resources, said a member of a Kuwaiti delegation currently on a mission in Cambodia.
MP Secretary MP Dr. Ouda Al-Rowaie, member of the parliamentary caucus, affirmed that Kuwait had joined more than 11 international treaties for combating terrorism, also noting the National Constitution stipulates the state abidance by accords with other states and organizations.
He was addressing the permanent committee for political affairs' session, held as part of the 8th Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA), hosted by Cambodia. Excerpts of his address were given to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Friday.
Elaborating on the national anti-terrorism efforts, he noted the Central Bank of Kuwait's issuance of the Law 106/2013, regarding money-laundering and funding terrorism and the Cabinet Resolution 5/2014 concerning implementation of UN resolutions that fall under Chapter VII related to terrorism and its funding.
Shifting to democracy, he mentioned that the National Constitution includes five chapters and 182 provisions defining the relationship between the ruler and the ruled in terms of duties and rights, drawing up a way of life for the Kuwaitis based on social justice, equal opportunities and freedoms.
However, he cautioned that "absolute freedom" can be detrimental and may lead to chias, noting that freedoms must not be measured equally for all nations without taking into consideration diverse cultures, customs and civilizations.
The 8th Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) kicked off Wednesday in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.
The three-day conference aims to "promote peace, reconciliation and dialogue in Asia" by bringing together parliamentary presidents and representatives of 22 countries to discuss and exchange views on current issues of politics, economics, finance and social affairs.
The Kuwaiti parliamentary delegation to Cambodia includes treasurer MP Saleh Ashur, MP Dr. Khalil Abdullah, MP Saif Al-Azmi and MP Madhi Al-Hajri.