Kuwait Deputy Governor with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Hisham Al-Wugayyan affirmed on Friday that Kuwait's global philanthropic activities constitute foundations of the State foreign policy.
The State of Kuwait, since early last century, has built its relations with regional and foreign nations on bases of solidarity, humanitarian and development considerations, said Al-Wugayyan, who also serves as IFAD'S deputy general director, in remarks to Kuwait news agency.
Kuwait believes in IFAD's unique and successful role and has played a key role in making its policies since its inception 40 years ago. Now Kuwait as chair of IFAD's executive board is looking forward to improve its performance to reach the 2030 goal of sustainable development - namely eradicating poverty and hunger worldwide.
Some 3.4 billion people, half of the globe population, suffer from poverty and malnutrition. Al-Wugayyan, addressing the 40th session of the board of governors, affirmed continuing coordination with IFAD to habilitate national cadres in the GCC states who serve in the sectors of agriculture, small and medium enterprises. Kuwait has since a long time ago advocated investment in development, he said.