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UNHCR commemorates Kuwait's humanitarian achievements


(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, Oct 12 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received at his office on Thursday, Dr. Hanan Hamdan, Head of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Kuwait.

This meeting coincided with the third anniversary of the UN honoring of His Highness the Amir Sheik Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as world humanitarian leader and the naming of Kuwait as a global humanitarian center.

The meeting also came to celebrate Kuwait's selection as a non-permanent member in the UN Security Council for the term 2018-2019.

Dr. Hanan has presented to the First Deputy Prime Minister a 'commemorative shield' to honor him for his comprehensive support to UNHCR, in addition to his humanitarian response to the refugees' problems.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled showed appreciation for this honoring and he hailed the strong ongoing cooperation between the UN and State of Kuwait.

On her part, Dr. Hanan conveyed UNHCR gratitude for the support given by Kuwait, along with its contributions to ease the pain and suffering of refugees all around the world. (end) mys


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