Arab FMs welcome Kuwait's hosting int'l conf. to rebuild Iraqi areas
CAIRO-- Arab Foreign Ministers welcomed Tuesday State of Kuwait's hosting of an international conference to rebuild areas in Iraqi that were liberated from terrorists.
His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah called Iraqi prime minister Haidar Al-Abadi following the liberation of Mosul, and offered to host the international conference, which Kuwait said might be held during the first quarter next year.
The foreign ministers meanwhile called on importance of supporting Arab governments, namely Iraq's, to cope with growing needs of displaced persons.
They called for rebuilding the liberated areas in Iraq and to involve the private sector until the return of the displaced to their homes.
They proposed an Arab League-sponsored international conference to discuss the internally displaced persons (IDPs) inside the Arab countries.
They approved a plan to support the IDPs in Arab countries to improve their living conditions.
UNRWA commission praises Kuwait's contributions
CAIRO-- Commissioner of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Pierre Krahenbuhl, lauded on Tuesday the generous contributions by the State of Kuwait for the agency budget.
Addressing the 148th Arab League ministerial session, the commissioner affirmed that the financial support by Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE helped the UNRWA to maintain services in 2015 and 2016.
He urged Arab states to follow suit and help the agency continue serving some 5.3 million Palestinian refugees.
UNRWA is incurring USD 126 worth of deficit this year, "and this means that the agency will not have any money by end of the month," he said.