Cabinet discusses key topics in its weekly meeting
KUWAIT CITY, June 11, (KUNA): The Kuwaiti Cabinet held its weekly meeting at Seif Palace on Monday that was chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. At the onset of the meeting, the Cabinet expressed its sincere congratulations to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Muslim nation and the Kuwaiti people on Eid Al-Fitr, which is expected to begin on Friday. The ministers wished for many happy returns of this cheerful occasion to Kuwait, and both Arab and Muslim nations, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said in a statement.
They prayed to Allah to maintain stability, security, progress and prosperity to the State of Kuwait and Kuwaitis as well as Arabs and Muslims, he addd. The meeting reviewed contents of His Highness the Amir’s speech delivered last Wednesday on the occasion of the last 10 days of the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan, the minister noted.
In the speech, His Highness the Amir called for solidarity and standing in one rank in the face of those who try to foment sectarian and tribal discords and strifes, threatening the country’s national unity which is the fence that protects the homeland. His Highness the Amir also called for national unity and cooperation between the legislative and executive authorities as well as concentration on essential issues so as to enhance the national action march and push forward development, the minister stated.
Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al- Hamad Al-Sabah briefed the ministers on His Highness the Amir’s recent visit to the Saudi city of Makkah to discuss means of helping Jordan get out of its economic crisis. The meeting included Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The meeting commended the Saudi King’s strenuous efforts exerted to boost Arab solidarity and support Arab stances on all levels, wishing further stability to Jordan. The foreign minister also informed the Cabinet about the results of the recent visit made by Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyadh Al-Maliki and his accompanying delegation to Kuwait, during which Al-Maliki voiced his great thanks and appreciation to the State of Kuwait and its serious support for the Palestinian cause, Al-Saleh noted. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled apprised the ministers of outcomes of Sudanese Foreign Minister Al-Dardiri Ahmad’s visit to Kuwait, during which the two sides discussed means of developing bilateral ties on all domains.
They also exchanged views on the latest regional and international developments as well as topics of common concern, Al- Saleh indicated. Furthermore, the ministers listened to a presentation made by Health Minister Dr Bassel Al-Sabah and Undersecretary Dr Moustapha Redha about the major and new projects in this sector.