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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 24: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Oil, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs, Dr. Muhammad Al-Fares, stressed on the importance of the role of the Supreme National Committee to enhance the food and water security system, in order to achieve the desired goals in accordance with the directives of the political leadership, reports Al-Rai daily.
He pointed out that the committee focuses on the necessity of having two teams – the first is currently working to address the imbalances to build a basic base for the food and water security system, and the second has begun to prepare a strategy that needs many things and aspects, as it specializes in how to address many issues such as supplies, ports and others.
In a statement after the second meeting of the Food Security Committee, which was held recently under his chairmanship at the Seif Palace, Al- Fares looked at the committee as the main focal point for following up and achieving goals with regard to food and water security in Kuwait. He stressed the importance of the committee coordinating and regulating relations between government and 35 private agencies in Kuwait which specialize in the areas of food and water security. He explained that the committee is working on preparing the strategy for the food and water security system, and how to implement it, as it began to set the basic lines for its work.
He stated that “it was agreed during the meeting on two main points – form a specialized Kuwaiti team to develop the main points of the strategy,” noting that this team “comprising young people specialized in the fields of food and water security, and how to develop the strategy, its components, initiatives and how to implement it.” He added, “As for the second point, it is a discussion of the structural problems and imbalances in the current food and water security system,” noting Kuwait’s experience during the “corona” crisis and also during the conditions of the war between Russia and Ukraine, which “caused problems in the delivery of food supplies and its impact on the operation of the food system in Kuwait.”