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Cabinet strongly condemns attacks on Saudi oil refinery, Iraq’s Irbil

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KUWAIT, March 14: The Kuwaiti Cabinet on Monday expressed Kuwait’s strong condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil refinery and the missile assault on Irbil city in Iraq’s Kurdistan region.

This came during the Cabinet meeting chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah at Seif Palace.
The Cabinet said that the cowardly attack on Saudi Arabia’s refinery does not target only Saudi Arabia’s security and stability, but it also targets global energy supplies and affects the global economy, Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Sabah said after the meeting.

The Cabinet expressed Kuwait’s full support to Saudi Arabia in all steps it takes to preserve its stability, security and sovereignty, and its solidarity with Iraq in all measures taken to maintain its stability and security.

Meanwhile, the ministers welcomed the newly appointed First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Sabah, and Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Talal Khaled Al-Sabah.
The Cabinet expressed appreciation to the two new ministers as new members in the government in this important and accurate phase, wishing them success.

Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf, meanwhile, voiced appreciation of Sheikh Talal Khaled and him to the government for this confidence. Afterwards, Sheikh Ahmad Nasser briefed the Cabinet on the results of his participation in the 157th session of Arab League Foreign Minsters’ Council recently hosted by Cairo.
During the meeting, some issues related to backing and boosting joint Arab action in all fields were discussed by the ministers, Sheikh Ahmad Nasser told the Cabinet.

Furthermore, the ministers listened to a presentation by Health Minster Dr. Khaled Al-Saeed on indicators of epidemical situation in Kuwait that has witnessed a big improvement. Meanwhile, the Cabinet approved a draft decree calling on voters for municipality elections on May 21, 2022, and referred it to His Highness the Amir.

The Cabinet also endorsed another draft decree appointing members of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPO) for a period of three years. The decree appointed Sheikh Nawaf Saud Al-Sabah as Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KPO, and Asaad Ahmad Isa, Yusuf Khaled Yusuf and Manaf Abdulaziz Al-Hajri as members of the board of directors.

In addition, the Cabinet okayed a draft decree appointing Basel Ahmad Salem Al-Haroun as Governor of Kuwait Central Bank for a five-year term to replace Dr. Mohammad Yusuf Al-Hashel who had no desire to stay in the post, expressing appreciation to Dr. Al-Hashel for his efforts. Moreover, the Cabinet discussed the National Assembly’s affairs and was informed about the letter sent by the Speaker on an interpellation against His Highness the Prime Minister that was submitted by MPs Dr. Hassan Abdullah Jawhar, Muhannad Talal Al-Sayer and Khaled Muhammad Al-Otaibi on March 9,2022.
The interpellation will be included on the agenda of the first session of the parliament.

The Cabinet affirmed that interpellation is a constitutional right for any MP, in line with legitimate and constitutional frameworks and channels.
It finally reviewed the Assembly’s session on a grilling motion against Public Works Minister and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Ali Hussein Al-Mosawi, evaluating the minister’s replies with evidence during the interpellation (KUNA)

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