KUWAIT: The Palestinian Ambassador to Kuwait Rami Tahboub during a press conference at the embassy’s premises said Kuwait-Palestine ties are very strong and distinguished, as he revealed that 70 Palestinian teachers will arrive in the country soon which confirms Kuwait’s confidence in the Palestinian teachers.
He said during the press conference that was held on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Palestinian nakba that the total number of Palestinian teachers who had contracts with the education ministry is 1,250 teachers since 2017 including the new batch that will arrive in a few days. He said that around 500 Kuwaitis visited Palestine during the past five years, in addition to official and private entities.
Tahboub said there are properties belonging to around 54 Kuwaiti families in Palestine and are officially registered in their names, adding that there are strict instructions by the Palestinian President to protect Kuwaiti property. Those who wish to go to Palestine in order to claim their property can do so without any difficulty. Palestinian officials are ready to make immediate arrangements to facilitate their entry into Palestine, he said.
He said Kuwait is one of the countries in which Palestinians have the most confidence and its leadership in fighting for the Palestinian cause can’t be denied. “We resort to Kuwait in anything Palestine needs. Kuwait enjoys major respect and appreciation by the Palestinian leadership,” he said.
Tahboub added that Kuwait does not wait for Palestinians to ask for support, as the coordination is continuous between the two sides and the country plays an important integral part at the international and regional levels when it comes to the Palestinian cause. “We are always ready for peace, and what distinguishes the Palestinian people is the permanent optimism and hope,” he said.
Tahboub asked the international community to “wake up” and refrain from the “double-standard policy” towards the Palestinian cause. It must instead take a stand to provide Palestinians with international protection.
The Palestinian cause, he said, remains a central cause and remains the axis of peace and war, so peace will only come from Palestine. He affirmed that and there will be no security or stability, neither for the Zionist entity nor the world, without finding a solution to the Palestinian people’s plight. “The Arab peace initiative remains the foundation for solving the Palestinian-Zionist conflict in our view, in addition to the Security Council resolutions regarding the Palestinian cause,” he said.