A team of staff from Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development will be visiting Lebanon over the next two days to arrange support needed to face the burden of over one million Syrian refugees, a senior Kuwaiti official said on Monday.
"Kuwait is giving this matter special significance and is seriously considering hosting a third donor nations' conference (for Syrians displaced within and outside of their country)," First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said at a joint press conference.
Standing alongside Arab League Secretary General Nabil Al-Araby and Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil, he stressed Arab support of the territory and identity of Lebanon in the face of terrorism.
After leading an Arab ministerial delegation - due to Kuwait's current status as chair of the summit - which held talks with officials in Beirut, he said the continuing outpouring of violence from Syria into Lebanon was also discussed.
He expressed optimism this would be resolved by the Arab and international communities.
For his part, Al-Araby reiterated that there was Arab consensus on supporting Lebanon. The Arab League has set out a "comprehensive strategy" aimed at fighting terrorism, which he said was for Arab nations to commit to.
According to UN estimates, he said around 13 million Syrians are suffering as a result of the conflict - nine million of them inside the country and four million in neighbouring countries