Ministers deplore recent Egypt’s Sinai attack
KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27, (KUNA): The Cabinet Monday vehemently condemned a recent bomb attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai Governorate, which left hundreds of worshippers dead or injured. The Cabinet said in a press statement following its weekly meeting held at Bayan Palace that this “bloody massacre, which targets safe places of worship and shed the blood of innocents, aims at undermining Egypt’s security and stability ”.
It said that the attack, however, would boost Egypt’s resolve to fight terrorism, affirming that this heinous crime contradicts all heavenly religions and human principles. Furthermore, it reiterated that the State of Kuwait stands side by side with Egypt, and supports its measures to safeguard its security and stability and to fight terrorism.
Offering heartfelt condolences to the Egyptian government and people and the families of the victims, the Cabinet reaffirmed its unshakable and principled position rejecting all forms and manifestations of terrorism. At the onset of the meeting, the Cabinet voiced pleasure at the recovery of His Highness the Amir from his recent illness, wishing His Highness the Amir good health.
The ministers also congratulated His Highness the Amir and His Highness the Crown Prince on the occasion of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday, wishing progress and prosperity to the entire Muslim world. Then, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah briefed the Cabinet on the outcomes of the first meeting of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC), recently held in Riyadh, which stressed staunch response to terrorism.
The Cabinet also approved a revised law on Kuwait Municipality, which aims at redressing the municipal council’s legal status, and sent to His Highness the Amir before taking it to the National Assembly.
Furthermore, it asked the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources to work with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Environment Public Authority and Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research to work out a scientific study purposed to preserve and increase fish stock in the country. Finally, the Cabinet congratulated UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the people of UAE on the occasion of the Union Day, hailing eye-catching achievements in all fields and sectors in this Gulf country.