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Kuwaiti envoy lauds ‘solid, historic’ ties with JordanAwqaf Authority undersecretary meets representatives number of media outlets

Amman: Kuwaiti Ambassador to Jordan, Hamad Rashid Al-Marri, lauded Jordanian-Kuwaiti relations as “distinguished, strong and historic.”

In an interview with “Petra” on the occasion of Kuwait’s National Day, he said these relations are based on the principle of mutual respect and pursuit to achieve common interests in various fields.

The diplomat pointed to the joint coordination and identical visions at all levels, highlighting keenness and interest of the two countries’ leaderships to continue joint consultation on various Arab and regional issues.

In this regard, he said the two countries coordinate in international forums and exchange support, which reflected “positively” on outcomes of these bilateral relations.

He stated that Technical Trade Committee is expected to hold its 8th session in Amman during 5-6 March 2024, in preparation for reaching and improving “broader” cooperation horizons, adding that level of joint trade exchange reached about JD200 million in exports and imports from and to Kuwait

Noting “vital” role of Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), he said it has so far financed 32 projects in Jordan, with a total value of about $1.7 billion.

Meanwhile, he noted Kuwait’s civil society organizations continue to provide aid and humanitarian aid to underprivileged groups in Jordan as well as Palestinian and Syrian refugees in the Kingdom, referring to loans, technical aid, and mutual agreements signed to contribute further in this field.

The envoy said Kuwait is one of the “largest” countries in investing in Jordan in various fields, primarily telecom, IT, and banking sectors, as well as engineering industries, and financial investment.

He added that volume of Kuwaiti government and private investments reached about $20 billion due to Jordan’s “attractive” foreign investor laws and privileges.

Source: Jordan News Agency

The Undersecretary of the General Authority of Endowments for the Investment and Resources Development Sector, Dr. Muhammad Al-Saomli, met on Saturday with a number of representatives of local media.

The meeting discussed the role of the media in raising awareness of the cleanliness of mosques, and the success of the objectives of the “Purify My House ” campaign, which is implemented by the Authority on an annual basis to prepare and clean mosques to receive the blessed month of Ramadan.

In the meeting, Dr. Al-Saomli reviewed the objectives of the campaign, which are to enhance the sense of the sanctity of mosques, and the need to pay attention to them and make them suitable for religious worship, and to involve the community in the responsibility of preserving them, in a way that contributes to reducing the high costs borne by the authority in caring for them.

He pointed out that there are about 80,000 mosques, distributed in various governorates of the Republic, that do not have any resources to repair t
hem, and pay attention to them, which requires concerted efforts to find sources, which help the authority to provide all services and pay attention to them, by urging merchants and philanthropists in society to contribute to this aspect.

He pointed out that this campaign is a voluntary governmental and popular community campaign based on the principle of cooperation and participation in field visits to mosques to clean them, provide their services, repair them and prepare them for the month of Ramadan.

For their part, media representatives affirmed their readiness to support the Authority in the success of this campaign.

Source: Yemen News Agency