The Undersecretary of Kuwait’s National Guard, Lieutenant General Engineer Hashem Al-Rifai, honored Lieutenant Colonel Saad Rashid of the First Facilities Protection Battalion and members of the battalion assigned to secure the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building.
This came in appreciation of their national role and distinguished efforts in participating in extinguishing the fire that broke out in one of the parts of the Ministry’s building, Kuwait Times reported.
The Undersecretary of the National Guard praised the honorees and presented an honorable model for the National Guard men, which reflects their dedication to serving the country.
In another development, Kuwait’s Defense Ministry Undersecretary Sheikh Dr. Abdullah Mishal Al-Sabah renewed his country’s call for prohibiting the use of chemical weapons on a global scale.
This came while the senior official was presiding over Kuwait’s delegation to the 28th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention, held from November 27 to December 1 in The Hague, a ministry statement noted.
During a ceremony held in the presence of Fernando Arias, Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Sheikh Abdullah said that Kuwait provided support and a voluntary contribution estimated at EUR 70,000 to the trust fund of the SAB Scientific Advisory Board of OPCW for its efforts and ongoing work to permanently ban the use of chemical weapons.
On the sidelines of the conference, Sheikh Abdullah met Dutch Minister of Defense Kajsa Ollongren, during which they discussed means of developing cooperation between the two countries.