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Kuwait Cabinet holds weekly session, PM assures ministers about Amir

KUWAIT, July 27: The Cabinet held its weekly session virtually on Monday under chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah who assured the ministers that His Highness the Amir health was stable.

Following the session, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said His Highness the Prime Minister, at start of the session, assured the ministers about stability of His Highness the Amir’s health.

His Highness the Prime Minister prayed to His Almighty to grace His Highness the Amir, who has been undergoing medical treatment in the United States of America, with full recovery and bestow upon him everlasting health and welfare so he may return home soon.

For his turn, Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Humoud Al-Sabah briefed the ministers about the health status in the country, based on statistical figures of the casualties, recoveries and patients receiving treatment.
The ministers expressed deep admiration for the great efforts exerted by the ministry in coordination with the other competent authorities for facing the pandemic (COVID-19) and stem its spread. They also urged citizens and residents of the country to continue cooperating to pave way for applying the third phase of restoring regular life as of tomorrow Tuesday.

They reminded them of the necessity to adhere to the health precautions to control the virus according to globally agreed upon methods — for sake of ending this crisis with the best possible results.

They turned to the issue of the Eid ritual, livestock slaughtering, examining several measures including usage of the digital platform, “Mata,” to regulate dates for slaughtering the livestock and organize physical presence of people at the slaughter houses with least possible close mingling.
Moreover, the ministers were briefed about a recommendation by the committee of economic affairs regarding the State of Kuwait sovereign ranking by international rating agencies.

The Cabinet decided to task the supreme secretariat general for planning and development to draft a roadmap and timetable for improving the sovereign rating of the State of Kuwait in the reports of these agencies.

Moreover, the council of ministers approved bills regarding adoption of final accounts of the Capital Market Authority (2019-2020), the ports authority (2019-2020) and the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and its subsidiaries (2019-2020).

As to the unified government application, “Sahel,” the cabinet tasked the IT central apparatus to oversee execution of the project, advising various departments to consider securing staff for the task and the IT authority to take all necessary measures with respect of computing (KUNA)

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