‘Kuwait persistent in drying terrorism funding sources’

Minister Yaqoub Al-Sane

Minister Yaqoub Al-Sane

KUWAIT: Kuwait takes positive steps at fighting terrorism both in discounting errant ideologies and in countering terrorist activities, including monitoring any attempt at money-laundering, a senior government official said yesterday. Minister of Justice, Awqaf, and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al-Sane emphasized that all money-transfer transactions to locations abroad are strictly watched for any suspicion of moneylaundering, money that might be used in funding terrorist activities. The minister made these remarks as he met in his office with the ambassador of the Netherlands Nicholas Beets.

The two officials mainly discussed Kuwait’s efforts against terrorism and moneylaundering. The Kuwaiti minister stressed that all monies that are transferred to locations outside of Kuwait as donations are those strictly collected domestically from recognizable and statesanctioned charities and relief aid organizations. He said Kuwait has in recent times passed law no106 for the year 2013 on fighting money-laundering and drying up sources of funding terrorism. The Dutch ambassador applauded Kuwait’s efforts in fighting moneylaundering and drying up sources of funding terrorism. —KUNA

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