Kuwait offers 54 ambulance, firefighting engines in aid to Libya

Upon instructions from His Highness the Amir of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwait offered Sunday medical and relief aid to post-revolution North African Arab nation of Libya.

The aid comprised 54 ambulances and firefighting and rescue vehicles. The aid was handed over to Libyan officials Sunday in a ceremony held here after the arrival of the fourth ship that carries the Kuwaiti aid.

The highly-sophisticated vehicles are part of a broader Kuwaiti aid to Libya reconstruction efforts after months-long civil war to oust former leader Muammar Gaddafi.

The ceremony was attended by senior representatives of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC), Kuwaiti Ambassador here Mubarak Al-Adwani, Consul Hadi Al-Muttairi, several Arab ambassadors and public audience.

Al-Adwani pointed out that Kuwait has offered Libya, since February 25, 2011, USD 180-million aid, including USD 50 million in cash to support the fledgling NTC.

(Source: KUNA)

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