In an effort to strengthen cooperation and support for the Al-Quds Fund and Endowment, a delegation from the fund visited Kuwait and held a series of high-level meetings. The delegation was headed by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal, and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Munib R. Masri, Dr. Hiba Ahmed, Director General of the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development of the Islamic Development Bank, as well as Dr. Imad Abu Kishek, Mr. Omar Masri, Mr. Taher Al-Disi and Mr. Muhammedin Weld Umah.
The meetings included a visit to HH Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at Bayan Palace. The delegation delivered to HH Sheikh Meshal the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s certificate of endowment in Jerusalem, and the annual report of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s charitable program. His Highness affirmed his appreciation and support for the work of the Al-Quds Fund and Endowment, stressing the Kuwaiti government and people’s fundamental support for Jerusalem and Palestinian rights.
During their visit to HE Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Board of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, the delegation reviewed the challenging situation in Palestine and the reality of daily life for Jerusalemites. His Excellency highlighted the importance of economic empowerment in the face of occupation and human suffering.
Extended meetings were held with HE Mr. Bader Mohammad Al Saad, Chairman and Director General of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, where the two parties discussed proposals for expanding the partnership between the two institutions in cooperation with other Arab funds. The representatives of Al-Quds Fund and Endowment expressed their deep appreciation to the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development for their long-standing and generous support to the Palestinian people.
The delegation held fruitful discussions with their counterparts at the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry, headed by its Chairman, Mr. Mohammed Jassem Al-Sager. Mr. Al-Sager stressed that “the Palestinian cause and Jerusalem are matters of principal and pertinence for the Kuwaiti people and its government as much as they are to Palestinians and Arabs.” Mr. Al-Sager also affirmed his great pride that the Chamber of Commerce and Industry has always been at the forefront of those supporting Palestine and its people.
At the close of the visit, the delegation met with representatives of the Palestinian community in Kuwait. The delegation emphasized the pivotal role of this community in supporting the work of the fund and serving the Palestinian cause, and the significance of further fostering the distinguished relations between the two peoples.