KUWAIT CITY, April 5: The parliamentary Financial and Economic Affairs Committee on Tuesday discussed a number of economic issues, including alternative energy sources, with a delegation from the German Parliament.
In a press statement, Committee Rapporteur MP Mohammed Al-Jabri disclosed that they talked about mechanisms of cooperation between the two countries. Affi rming the meeting was fruitful, Al- Jabri said they exchanged many ideas on ways to promote the economy, as well as to further strengthen coordination between Kuwait and the Federal Republic of Germany.
He believes the meeting will have positive effects in the future, particularly since the German delegation’s idea is about having a strong economy.
He pointed out Germany is an advanced republic; hence, the importance of maintaining economic ties with it. He added the delegation called for finding alternative sources of energy which, in turn, can be another source of income. He asserted this is important since Kuwait is in dire need of income diversification, confirming an agreement will be signed with Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) for cooperation on the subject of alternative energy in the next five years while the delegation is here.
In another development, MPs Sultan Al-Ghesim, Talal Al-Jalaal and Ouda Al-Ruwai have submitted a proposal to form an internationally accredited team to study cancer cases in Kuwait. The lawmakers explained they took this step due to the alarming increase in the number of cancer patients as per the statistics released by the concerned authorities in the country. They pointed out the team should look into prevention methods and causes of the disease. They suggested that the team must work with the Ministry of Health, Kuwait University and other concerned institutions for Kuwait to become a healthier society.
By Abubakar A. Ibrahim and Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff