Cabinet reviews outcome of GCC Summit held in Kuwait Ministers take note of letters addressed to Amir

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16, (KUNA): The Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Monday at Al-Seif Palace under the chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al- Hamad Al-Sabah. After the meeting, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Minister of Health Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al- Sabah said in a statement that the ministers took note of the letters addressed to His Highness the Amir from Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman, King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain and Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of Qatar. He added that the letters touched on ways of strengthening joint efforts to achieve the GCC march for the best interest of Member States in light of results of the 34th GCC Summit which was held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir in Kuwait recently. The Cabinet also took note of the letters addressed to His Highness the Amir from President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, President of the Republic of Yemen, President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, President of the Republic of Tunisia, President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud of the Republic of Somalia, Prime Minister of Italy Enrico Letta and President of the Republic of Gabon Ali Bongo. The letters tackled ways of bolstering bilateral ties with the State of Kuwait in all spheres.

Explanation
The Cabinet then reviewed the results of the 34th Summit of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council in light of an explanation provided by His Highness the Premier Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on the speech delivered by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah at the opening and the closing sessions of the summit, besides the good outcomes that resulted from this summit where the GCC leaders tackled issues of mutual concern to the GCC countries and ways to enhance the GCC joint action. The Cabinet reviewed the resolutions and outcomes of the GCC summit in Kuwait, primarily a single Gulf military command and a single Gulf police. It also reiterated the GCC member states’ condemnation of all manifestations of terrorism and extremism, while welcoming the holding of a second donor conference on Syria in the State of Kuwait by 2014. It further lauded great efforts exerted by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah and other GCC leaders for ensuring the success of the GCC summit in Kuwait. The Cabinet was then apprised of recommendations for creating a family court, revising Law No 67/1983 for the Public Authority for Minors Affairs (PAMA) and amending Law No 30/2004 for setting up and regulating the university hostel. All relevant draft laws were granted by the ministers and sent to His Highness the Amir for approval and then referral to the National Assembly for further discussions and deliberations. Finally, the ministers discussed several reports on the current Arab and international political developments, while congratulating Bahrain on its National Day.

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