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Kuwait's top lawmaker stresses anti-terror coordination
February 11, 2018, 9:07 am
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Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim

Kuwaiti National Assembly (parliament) Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said Saturday it is imperative for Arab parliaments to work together to defend Arab issues regionally and internationally.

Speaking to reporters following the Third Conference of Arab Parliament and Arab Parliamentary Speakers, Al-Ghanim said an Arab comprehensive document was adopted during the meeting, aiming at fighting extremism and terrorism.

The document will be referred to the 29th Arab Summit due in Riyadh next March for further discussions, Al-Ghanim added, hoping that it would be translated into concrete steps. It refuted claims and allegations that the religion of Islam and Muslims have something to do with terrorism, the Kuwaiti parliament speaker emphasized.

In this regard, he quoted Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) President Gabriela Barron as stressing during the gathering that Islam is a religion of peace and the IPU rejects any attempt to link between terrorism and Islam. He underlined the significance of periodical meetings among Arab parliaments, noting that coordination would enable everyone to notch up the aspired goals.

On Kuwait's role in the fight against terrorism, he boasted that the State of Kuwait plays a significant and crucial part in coordination with all Arab countries in this regard. Kuwait has recently adopted terrorism as a top-priority issue of the UN Security Council (UNSC), the top Kuwaiti lawmaker pointed out.

Al-Ghanim reiterated full support to Egypt's efforts to fight terrorism and maintain its security and stability.

Source: KUNA

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