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Cabinet deplores ‘attacks’ in Saudi Arabia, Iraq & Belgium

Ministers briefed on annual follow-up report on 2017/18 dev plan

Some photos from the weekly Cabinet meeting.

KUWAIT CITY, June 4, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Cabinet on Monday condemned a recent “terrorist attack” that took place in Taif City in west of Saudi Arabia and left a policeman killed and another wounded. The Cabinet, during its routine weekly meeting, said in a statement the State of Kuwait stands by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and backs all measures its authorities are taking in order to safeguard its security and stability.

It also deplored recent attacks in Iraq and Belgium as terrorist acts, reiterating Kuwait’s rejection of all forms and manifestations of terrorism regardless of relevant motives and causes. In this context, the Kuwaiti Cabinet called on the international community to step up efforts aiming at uprooting the scourge of terrorism. At the onset of the meeting, presided over by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh briefed the ministers on an annual follow-up report on the 2017- 2018 development plan, including project execution rates and how to wipe out relevant obstacles.

The Cabinet was also appraised of reports on the 10th and 11th meetings of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, including a report on Kuwait’s education development, along with an effective management plan for Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital. The ministers then discussed preparations and arrangements for the enrollment of Kuwaiti high school graduates for the coming academic year following the announcement of examination results today.

Furthermore, the Cabinet approved a draft decree to end the second ordinary session of the 15th term of the National Assembly (Parliament) as of Thursday (June 28, 2018). Meanwhile, the Cabinet congratulated Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi on swearingin for another term of office, saying it looks forward to promoting and developing friendly and cooperative relations and partnership between both brotherly nations in all fields.

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