Kuwaiti, Jordanian MPs affirm importance of countering religious extremism, terrorism

Kuwaiti MPs are seen during their meeting with their Jordanian counterparts. — KUNA

Kuwaiti MPs are seen during their meeting with their Jordanian counterparts. — KUNA

AMMAN: A number of Kuwaiti and Jordanian parliamentarians stressed the importance of unifying efforts in countering religious extremism and terrorism through promoting a moderate secular environment. These remarks were made during meetings that took place between a visiting Kuwaiti delegation of MPs to Jordan and their Jordanian counterparts. Jordan’s house speaker Atef Tarawneh and Deputy National Assembly Speaker Mubarak Al-Khurainej both condemned terrorism and called for setting up a program that unifies Muslims and rejects extremism and violence. They also lauded bilateral ties and the support given by Kuwait to Jordan to help the latter country in overcoming its various political, economic, security turbulences. They also tackled Kuwaiti investments in Jordan that are playing a major role in supporting vital parts in the country. Jordan has facilitated Kuwaiti investments and opened its door to Kuwaiti businessmen by eliminating any obstacles they might face. Other parliamentarians from both sides also voiced out similar concerns and interest.

Bilateral relations
Meanwhile, Jordanian and Kuwaiti officials stressed importance of mutual visits in boosting bilateral relations, pointing to ‘the depth’ of bonds between the peoples of Kuwait and Jordan. The two sides also stressed that current critical times in the Arab region require the intensification of consultative meetings between the two nations in pursuit of greater coherence and cooperation, including the creation of a unified framework of common goals. This came in a joint statement on the sidelines of a dinner hosted by Kuwaiti Ambassador to Jordan Dr Hamad Al-Duaij Tuesday night in honor of the visiting Kuwaiti parliamentary delegation, who earlier began an official visit to Jordan. MP Hamdan Al-Azmi praised the Kuwaiti-Jordanian relations and political leadership, as well as on government, parliamentary, and popular levels. Azmi said that the visit by lawmakers aimed to strengthen bilateral relations, noting that such relations are “of the most powerful.”

Meanwhile, Ambassador Duaij said that mutual visits are continuing between the two countries in reflection of deep relationship between Kuwait and Jordan, pointing out to the political leaderships in both countries that are keen to consolidate and strengthen such relationship. In the meantime, Jordanian Minister of Water Hazim Al-Nasser described his country’s relation with Kuwait as “distinct” in all areas, adding that Kuwait’s huge aid to Jordan, especially in the area of water sector “as Jordan suffers from lack of water resources, especially after more than 1.4 million Syrian refugees entered to Jordan since the outbreak of crisis there”. A Kuwaiti delegation arrived in Jordan Tuesday on an official visit until July 31. The delegation is headed by Khurainij who is accompanied by MPs Azmi and Majid Mousa Al- Mutairi. — KUNA


This article was published on 30/07/2015