Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah called on peace-seeking countries to be aware of the significance of joint cooperation and coordination in the fight against transnational organized crime. Speaking to KUNA on the sidelines of his participation in Munich Security Conference (MSC), which kicked off in Germany's southern city of Munich on Friday, the minister said transnational organized crime is a major challenge to all world countries.
He listed the evils of transnational organized crime as mainly growing terrorist organizations and relevant sophisticated finance sources, which make it difficult for countries to fight terrorism effectively.
He emphasized that these terrorist organizations and groups have nothing to do whatsoever with religions, and that it is totally unfair to link them to the tolerant religion of Islam. Therefore, he maintained, concerted international efforts should be exerted in order to fight terrorist organizations and their deviant ideologies on the basis that they have neither religion nor homeland.
The Kuwaiti minister also called for making use of technological advancement in developing a fresh system to protect cybersecurity. He boasted that the State of Kuwait attaches much attention to the exchange of information in a safe manner, and to the protection of cybersecurity from cyberattacks by means of adopting the best international practices and developing legal partnerships against these crimes.
He stressed that his country is ready to provide immediate support to the global security system in various domains. From today until Sunday, more than 500 decision-makers from across the globe, including more than 25 heads of state and government, 80 foreign and defense ministers, and strong delegations from the new US administration and from Congress, come together in Munich for discussions on major international security challenges. Over the past five decades, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has become a key annual gathering for the international "strategic community."
Since its foundation in 1963 as "Internationale Wehrkunde-Begegnung," the MSC has been an independent forum dedicated to promoting peaceful conflict resolution and international cooperation and dialogue. In addition to the annual flagship conference in February, the MSC regularly convenes other high-profile events in capitals around the world.