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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 29: Minister of Health Dr. Khaled Al-Saeed briefed the Cabinet about the national health status presenting statistics about the coronavirus cases and precautions against the new strain of the virus, omicron. In this respect, the Cabinet urged the citizens and expatriates to adhere to the health precautions by wearing protective masks and taking the 3-shot vaccination. The newly-formed Kuwaiti Cabinet held its first meeting at Seif Palace on Wednesday, and the session was marked with a vow by the prime minister to cooperate with the parliament.
The session of the freshly set up government was held shortly after His Highness the Prime Minister and members of his cabinet took part in a swearing-in ceremony in front of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at Bayan Palace. Following the Cabinet session, Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah stated that His Highness the Prime Minister inaugurated the session with a statement, expressing gratitude to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah for the precious confidence accorded to him to head the Council of Ministers. He lauded the purposeful instructions by His Highness the Crown Prince urging members of the government for perseverance and working as a single team to pursue the process of reforms, execute economic schemes and boost development.
Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser, in his statement post the Cabinet session, noted that His Highness the Prime Minister expressed aspiration to see fruitful cooperation between the executive and legislative authorities to implement the legislations and laws that serve interests of the homeland and the citizens, while adhering to the (Kuwait) Constitution. Moreover, His Highness the Prime Minister, the foreign minister, added noted that the current positive phase in Kuwait constitutes some of the requirements for development and achievements “for our beloved homeland,” also applauding the recent initiative by His Highness the Amir pardoning a number of citizens; a step that would create the adequate atmosphere to push development forward, close the national ranks and make more achievements in various spheres.
His Highness the Prime Minister, during the Cabinet session, underscored bases of the aspired government tasks noting that the purposeful instructions by His Highness the Amir and His Highness the Crown Prince will guide the government to perform the tasks and shoulder the national responsibilities. He further affirmed the government keenness on establishing the aspired cooperation with the National Assembly to make further achievements and promote the homeland, the foreign minister added, also noting that His Highness the prime minister expressed admiration toward members of his previous Cabinet.
In reply to the address by His Highness the Prime Minister during the session, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah expressed deep gratitude to the confidence accorded to him and his colleagues by His Highness the Amir and His Highness the Crown Prince. Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali pledged to work hard for implementing His Highness the Amir instructions and act as a single team for serving the country, achieve development while combating corruption and overhauling utilities. The ministers adopted transfer of some authorities and institutions and forming ministerial committees. (KUNA)