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Kuwait deposits USD half million in Global fund on AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria.

The representative of the State of Kuwait to UN and international bodies Ambassador Dharar Razouki on Wednesday delivered a voluntary contribution to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, a sum of USD half million.The ambassador told KUNA the state and fund sustain close coordination and cooperation, and are both keen on exerting all possible effort to check the spread and effect of these and like diseases in the world's poorest countries.Kuwait extends such contributions in belief of the role and mission of the fund and the World Health Organization, and in its role in support of such world bodies in service of humanity. This is a weighty mission, he remarked, since such diseases impede overall development and compromise stability.Fund Executive Director Michel Kazatchkine told KUNA the Kuwaiti voluntary contribution serves as example for other nations of how a state can honor its duty to support the millenium goals, and recalled the Kuwaiti voluntary deposit of contributions that cover its share for three years ahead since last October."Kuwait was the first country in the region and among the first in the world to support the fund, and we take this as a very positive sign on regional level. It is an indication of level of confidence and support of the fund's role and mission," he said.The Kuwaiti contribution would help along efforts covering 47 countries of the world, also members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and this is complementary to the fund's efforts in other countries, the official said.The meeting between the two officials was attended by member of the Kuwaiti representation in the UN Nawaf Numan.

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Publication:Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
Geographic Code:7KUWA
Date:Mar 30, 2011
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