Kuwait congratulates Qatar on Founder’s Day, World Cup

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: The cabinet members were apprised of the visit by Representative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah to the sisterly Kingdom of Jordan tomorrow, Tuesday, to attend the second session of Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership. The conference, to be hosted by Jordan, will gather representative of 10 countries, including Kuwait and other neighbors of Iraq.

Led by Representative of His Highness the Amir, the Kuwaiti delegation includes Foreign Minister Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and senior officials of His Highness the Prime Minister’s Diwan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The cabinet members reviewed regular reports including one from Minister of Health Dr. Ahmad Abdul-Wahab Al-Awadhi on the situation of the public health in the country.

They discussed the outcomes of the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions of the National Assembly where the government made a presentation of its program of action for the 17th legislative term (2020-2026) pursuant to Article 98 of the Constitution. The government program, outlining 10 axes for major projects, and their financial appropriations and timeline, was referred to the parliamentary committee on financial and economic affairs as a prelude to raising observations from MPs.

The cabinet members were also briefed on the subjects listed on the agenda of the upcoming session of the National Assembly. They approved a draft decree to appoint Sheikh Dr. Abdullah Mishal Mubarak Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah as Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense. They also mulled a range of regional and international issues, including the recent attack on a convoy of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) where an Irish peacekeeper was killed and three others wounded. The cabinet reaffirmed Kuwait’s principled rejection of violence and terrorism and offered condolences to the government and people of friendly Ireland and the family of the victim, wishing quick recovery for the injured. (KUNA)

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