(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Kuwait supports Lebanon's efforts to clear the national territories of cluster bombs and lethal ordnance left behind by the Israeli military forces, a ranking Kuwaiti official affirmed here on Wednesday.
Member of the Permanent Delegation of Kuwait to the United Nations in Geneva Ziad Al-Mashaan, currently taking part in the Second Conference of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which opened in Beirut on Monday, with participation of 119 countries, said the participation of his country in the convention reflected the Kuwaiti Government support for the relentless Lebanese efforts to cope with tragic consequences of the Israeli offensives.
The relevant international treaty is of significant humanitarian, social and economic dimensions, the Kuwaiti official said.
He also urged the international community to "find adequate solutions" to this lethal problem, consequences of which exist for many years after end of combat military action.
Thousands of deadly ordnance have been left behind by the Israeli forces since their withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000.