Saudi Arabia extends condolences to Kuwait over deadly blaze


The Saudi Foreign Ministry offered sincere condolences to Kuwait, its people and families of the victims of the tragic fire which engulfed an apartment building in the southern Al-Mangaf district early Wednesday.

In a statement, the Saudi Ministry expressed solidarity with Kuwait and wished security and peace for Kuwait and its people and residents.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

UAE leaders congratulate President of Philippines on Independence Day

ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines on the occasion of his country’s Independence Day.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court, also sent similar messages to President Marcos on the occasion.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Kuwait FM expresses condolonces to Indian counterpart over Mangaf building blaze


Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullah Al-Yahya spoke to Ministry of External Affairs of India Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Wednesday, and conveyed the government and citizen’s deep condolences over the death of 49 expatriates in a fire that broke out in a residential building in Al-Mangaf, south of Kuwait city.

Al-Yahya expressed sincere sorrow and deep sympathy to the families of the victims, and wished fast recovery of the victims.

He emphasized that Kuwait was utilizing all resources to care for the injured and meet their health and medical needs.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Egypt voices solidarity with Kuwait over deadly fire


Egypt on Wednesday expressed condolences to the State of Kuwait over the apartment building fire that claimed 49 lives.

Ambassador Ahmad Abu Zaid, the foreign ministry spokesman, said in a statement that Egypt prays for souls of those who have perished in the tragic occurence and wishes the injured rapid recuperation.

Kuwait officially announced that 49 people perished in a fire that gutted an apartment building in Al-Mangaf, southern Kuwait.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

NATO DMs to prepare for Washington summit


NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined the priorities for the meeting of NATO Defense Ministers in Brussels on 13 and 14 June 2024.

Stoltenberg said in a press conference Wednesday that Ministers are expected to approve a plan for NATO to lead the coordination of security assistance and training. A key element for our package for Ukraine at the Washington Summit, along with a long-term financial commitment, he added.

Furthermore, Stoltenberg highlighted the challenging security environment, and warned from the delays in the provision of military aid to Ukraine.

“As we have seen in recent months, delays in the provision of military aid to Ukraine have had consequences on the battlefield,” he warned.

Meanwhile, in a separate press conference, US ambassador to NATO Julianne Smith said she is “absolutely confident “that NATO leaders will be able to agree on Jens Stoltenberg’s successor at the Washington summit.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

UAE leaders offer condolences to President of Malawi on passing of Vice President Chilima

ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of condolence to Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi, expressing his sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima and a number of officials in a plane crash.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister, and Chairman of the Presidential Court, also sent similar messages to President Chakwera.

Source: Emirates News Agency