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Kuwait Airways chairman announces his resignation

Al-Jassem wishes the best for national carrier

KUWAIT CITY, May 9: In a sudden and sensational development coinciding with the announcement of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Thursday night about the arrival of the last plane in the comprehensive evacuation plan for citizens from various parts of the world as per the directive of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Chairman of Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) Youssef Al-Jassem said he submitted his resignation to Finance Minister Barak Al-Shitan and it will take effect in the beginning of June, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

In a statement to the daily, Al-Jassem disclosed he discussed his resignation with the minister and other officials in the Ministry of Finance. He hopes the issue will be resolved soon, but he refused to divulge reasons behind his resignation, wishing the best for the national carrier despite the current circumstances in the country and the rest of the world.

Commenting on a Twitter post that he canceled the resignation, Al-Jassem clarified he will wait for some time before taking any decision. The daily found out that Al-Jassem’s decision to cancel the resignation, although it is still pending and conditional, is in response to the calls of prominent officials for him to remain in his post.
He affirmed his willingness to cooperate to serve public interest, provided the fundamental reasons for submitting his resignation are addressed within the next few days; otherwise, resignation shall remain an option.

Sources previously hinted about the resignation, which is allegedly due to a dispute over the ceremony organized by KAC on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of its establishment. Sources disclosed the ceremony was held at Jaber Cultural Center last November at a total cost of KD 1.2 million.

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