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Kuwait''s participation in anti-desertification conf. extolled.

| (With photo) GENEVA, March 15 (KUNA) -- Adviser to Kuwait's Permanent delegation to the United Nations, Malik al-Wazzan, said here on Friday that Kuwait's participation in the United Nations Conference to Combat Desertification comes as part of its interaction with the problem of drought, which has become threatening to various parts of the world.

Al-Wazzan told KUNA that the drought and desertification phenomena have direct effect on global food production and higher prices, a matter that was felt by everyone in recent years, as well as global climate change and its negative economic dimensions.

He added that the economies of poor countries are the most affected by this problem, which has hit the depth of their food security as well as causing humanitarian disasters such as displacement, homelessness and associated diseases.

He said that the participation of Heads of State, Government and senior ministers and politicians from different regions of the world along with scientists and specialists under the auspices the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification reflect the interest of the United Nations in the international cooperation to find scientific and political ways to deal with the problem. (end) KUNA 151617 Mar 13NNNN

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Publication:Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
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Date:Mar 15, 2013
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