ROME, 3rd February, 2016 (WAM) — The State of Kuwait has called for an international comprehensive and realistic strategy, which takes into considerations multi-faceted dimensions of the region, to eliminate Daesh and terrorism.

The Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, quoted the Deputy Premier and Defence Minister, Sheikh Khaled Jarrah Al-Sabah, addressing a meeting of the international coalition fighting Daesh, as saying that he regretted the fact the meeting was taking place as “the spate of terrorism is on the rise” in the region.

He said that UN Security Council Resolution 2253 declared the responsibility of every country to prevent and eliminate all forms of terrorism, which posed a genuine threat to international peace and security. “The escalation of terrorism and its impact in the region reaffirms the importance of having a comprehensive strategy to eliminate it,” said Sheikh Khaled.

This strategy, he added, should take into consideration the political, economic, social, religious and media realities of the region. The strategy should not be excluded to the military and security aspects because of the proliferation of social media. Therefore, he said, it was important to involve youths in the decision-making process to benefit from their positive energies.

Sheikh Khaled said that Kuwait has amended some legislation to tighten the grip on terrorist groups, drying up terrorism financing, stopping foreign fighters from travelling to conflict zones, and confronting cyber attacks.

Sheikh Khaled said it was crucially important not to link terrorism and extremism with a faith, sect or ethnicity.