(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Lebanon's former Prime Minister Najib Mikati inaugurated Saturday a Kuwaiti-funded orphanage for handicapped children in Tripoli city, north of Lebanon, in presence of Kuwait Embassy's Representative to Lebanon Mohammed Al-Khaldi.
The inauguration ceremony was held on the sidelines of the 6th International Scientific Conference, entitled "Technology and Rehabilitation In Serving Children's Mental and Physical Health" organized by Al-Rahma Medical Complex.
Mikati, in a statement to KUNA, praised Kuwait's proactive role and efforts in the philanthropic and humanitarian field, as well as its permanent support of humanitarian issues, affirming his country's appreciation to Kuwait and its people.
He also thanked organizers and financers of the new orphanage, stressing the importance of constructing such centers and projects that contribute to the fortification of communities and improving their living and health conditions.
For his part, Tripoli's Grand Mufti Malek Al-Shaar expressed his most gratitude to His Highness the Amir, government, and people of Kuwait for providing constant aid and support to Lebanon, indicating that Kuwait has left a significant mark on every philanthropic, humanitarian, and Islamic project in his country and the world.
Meanwhile, Walid Al-Ammar, Director of the External Relations Department in Kuwaiti Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Ministry, told KUNA that the ministry has contributed USD 300,000 for the new orphanage building project as part of its support of humanitarian cases.
The ministry also contributed to projects that serve Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan, Al-Ammar said, noting that the ministry also provides aid and support, in cooperation with Kuwaiti Zakat House, to projects and activities that alleviate the displacement burdens for Syrians.
For his part, Kuwaiti Embassy's Representative Al-Khaldi affirmed Kuwait's humanitarian role in providing various potentials and opportunities to support humanity and help it in times of difficulty.
He also confirmed that Kuwaiti philanthropists never hesitated in providing all forms of help and contribution for whatever serves humanity and improves health services in communities around the world.