Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah reaffirmed Kuwait's supportive stance to international efforts to counter the so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group.
â€¨"Kuwait strongly supports all international efforts and measures to defeat and eradicate terrorist organizations on all levels," said Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah, who headed Kuwait's delegation to the meetings of the defense ministers of the anti-IS coalition states held Wednesday in Andrews Airbase in the US state of Maryland.â€¨
Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah will also head Kuwait's delegation to a joint meeting of the defense and foreign ministers of the anti-Is coalition states on Thursday at the US Department of State headquarters to coordinate military and diplomatic efforts to counter IS.â€¨
The anti-IS meeting today tackled progress in military operations to date, the essential next steps in the campaign and how the coalition can accelerate the drive to deal IS a lasting defeat.â€¨During the meeting, the conferees recommitted themselves to the objectives of the military campaign to eradicate the militant group and restore stability in the region.â€¨
They agreed on expanding their cooperation and contributions to the military operations against the group.â€¨Some 27 nations plus NATO partook in the second meeting of defense ministers of contributing nations to the counter-IS coalition.