‘Due facilities offered to foreign media figures to cover elections’

Local and foreign media delegations visiting the National Assembly building
Local and foreign media delegations visiting the National Assembly building

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 24, (KUNA): The Ministry of Information has provided all possible facilities for the media figures and delegation, and journalists visiting to cover the National Assembly elections due on Saturday, said Minister Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah.

This aims to help them report the elections to their media institutions as smoothly as ever, Sheikh Salman, who is also the Minister of State for Youth Affairs, told a dinner banquette in honor of the visiting media guests from Gulf, Arab and foreign channels and news outlets. Sheikh Salman highly appreciated the vital role of the media, for showing the bright image of democracy in Kuwait, shedding light on the various development achievements in Kuwait. He wished them a pleasant stay. Meanwhile, the media figures and delegations in Kuwait to cover the parliamentary elections due in two days’ time, on Thursday visited the National Assembly (Parliament) building.

The delegations were acquainted with the leading role of Kuwait’s legislative institution. On arrival, they were received by the National Assembly’s Assistant Secretary General for the Media Sector Abul-Hakim Al-Basty, who offered them detailed account of the nature of wok inside the building, and the major services provided there.

They also visited the Sabah Al-Ahmad Building, opened by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah earlier this year, including the members’ offices and the information. In addition, the delegations were offered a documentary on the major events of the political and democratic life in Kuwait after the independence, shedding light on the achievements realized under His Highness the Amir. They also visited the Abdullah Al-Salim Hall.

During the tour, the delegations were briefed on the facilities the Assembly offers to the media, including the integrated media center of the parliament’s channel, and a studio for interviews with the MPs, which is equipped with the latest technology, offering satellite communication for channels willing to provide live coverage from inside the building.

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