Reaffirming a commitment to eradicate the scourge of terrorism and to strengthen warm relations between Singapore and Kuwait
CENTRAL to the agenda of the visit by Senior Minister of State (SMS), Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman to Kuwait from 12 to 14 February 2018 were the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS on 13 February and the Ministerial Conference of the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq on 14 February.
SMS Maliki, during the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition reaffirmed Singapore’s contributions to the Coalition’s efforts to eradicate the scourge of terrorism and stressed the need for a holistic response to it.
The Minister also called on Kuwait’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah. The meeting focused on the reaffirmation of the warm ties between Singapore and Kuwait and discussions were held on a range of issues, including defence cooperation.
SMS Maliki also called on and was hosted to dinner by Kuwait’s President of the National Security Bureau Sheikh Thamer Ali Sabah Al Saleh Al Sabah. They welcomed enhanced security cooperation and discussed regional developments. On the first day of visit (12 February) SMS Maliki had hosted a dinner for Singaporean students studying on scholarship programmes granted by the Kuwaiti government.
To read Dr Maliki’s speech at the Ministerial Meeting on Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS click here.