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MP panel protests Iran meddling

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: The parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee discussed Wednesday the regional developments and US presidential election results in the presence of National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and First Deputy Premier and Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah. Committee Chairman MP Ali Al-Daqbasi disclosed a session will be held soon for academicians, former ambassadors and those interested in foreign affairs to share their views on regional and international developments.

He said, “We in the Foreign Affairs Committee have prepared a letter in protest against Iran’s interference in the affairs of Kuwait and other Gulf nations. We are calling for continuous dialogue to stabilize the region.” He affirmed that people trust the wisdom of their political leaders who decided to protect the security and integrity of Kuwait, stressing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has exerted tremendous efforts in this regard.

Meanwhile, Minister of Justice and State Minister for National Assembly Affairs Faleh Al-Azab met the Priorities Committee with State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Mohammed Al-Abdullah and Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh in the attendance. These ministers informed the committee that the government’s seven priorities include amendment of the DNA Law in accordance with the instruction of his Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

On the other hand, Committee Chairman MP Thamer Al-Suwait disclosed that they laid down the work plan for the first legislative round and reviewed the agenda for the next session. He added an agreement has been reached to send a letter to the Parliament to instruct the committee to resume discussions on the delayed issuance of executive regulations for some laws. He added the Foreign Affairs and Public Utilities committees have yet to set their priorities for the first legislative round, indicating the priorities of the Health Committee include mental health and death of former MP Falah Al-Sawagh. He revealed the priorities of the government include prisons, passports, mental health and real estate registration; affirming that 30 bills are part of legislative priorities. He went on to say the Legislative Committee’s priorities include Deputy Speaker election, citizenship, pre-trial detention, family court, appointment of officials, Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority and independence of the judiciary.

By Abubakar A. Ibrahim Arab Times Staff

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