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Saturday, 26 November 2022 02:33 GMT

Kuwait Re-Affirms Keenness on Releasing Last Kuwaiti Detainee from Guantanamo

(MENAFN- QNA) Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has re-affirmed keenness on releasing the Kuwaiti detainee held at Guantanamo detention camp, Fayez Al-Kanderi.

Sheikh Mohammad Al-Sabah, who met the joint committee for follow-up on the detainees' issue in Guantanamo in Washington last night, said in a statement to (KUNA) News Agency that the Emir of Kuwait devotes utmost concern for this case, personally following up on its developments and outcome of talks between Kuwaiti and US authorities in this respect.

Emerging from a meeting of the joint committee for follow-up on the detainees' issue in Guantanamo, the minister said the commission visits the detention camp, roughly every three months, "for close and direct follow-up and as part of intensive efforts for releasing the detainee Al-Kanderi." Minister Sheikh Mohammad urged the committee, which met with representatives of the US State Department, the Pentagon and the Justice Department, to do its best for freeing the Kuwaiti citizen.

He indicated that the two sides agreed on the warranted terms for tackling the file, adding that a session would be held in July for further follow-up on the issue.

Kuwait has met all the warranted security, medical and logistical terms, he added, expressing hope Al-Kanderi would be freed soon.

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