Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz said his country strongly appreciates the role of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as a Humanitarian Leader and mediator for resolving regional issues. His Highness the Amir is a wise leader and an expert in foreign politics, since he had previously served as Foreign Minister for about 40 years, Kurz told KUNA on Saturday, prior to his official visit to Kuwait on Sunday. He hailed His Highness Sheikh Sabah’s efforts in mediating to resolve the ongoing crisis among the GCC countries.

Kurz also underlined the strong Kuwaiti-Austrian ties that go back to 1965, adding that there are thousands of Kuwaitis visiting Austria each year to enjoy its beauty. Speaking on Kuwait’s humanitarian work, the chancellor applauded the country’s hosting of several donors’ conferences for Iraq and Syria. The Kuwaiti aid saved lives and eased the suffering of people in so many countries including Syria, Iraq, Chad, Somalia, and Ethiopia, Kurz added. The Austrian diplomat also underlined Kuwait’s contribution to the Ban Ki-moon Center for Global Citizens (BKMC).

Meanwhile, Kurz noted that his country is willing to take part in Kuwait Vision 2035 through executing projects for infrastructure, medical care or energy.

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