Kuwait tak­ing res­o­lute ac­tion against threats

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Kuwait is de­ter­mined to take res­o­lute ac­tion against all threats to the na­tion’s se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity, the Cab­i­net warned yes­ter­day. Th­ese re­marks were made dur­ing the Cab­i­net’s weekly meet­ing at Seif Palace, presided over by His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah. The Cab­i­net un­der­scored the need of co­op­er­a­tion with se­cu­rity forces and sup­port of all ef­forts to ex­ter­mi­nate ter­ror­ism.

At the on­set of the meet­ing, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and In­te­rior Min­is­ter Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah gave the Cab­i­net an ex­pla­na­tion of the ap­pre­hen­sion of a so-called Is­lamic State (IS) sym­pa­thizer, sub­se­quently foil­ing an at­tempted ter­ror plot. More­over, Sheikh Mo­hamad AlKhaled noted that in­ves­ti­ga­tions are on­go­ing to un­cover the de­tails of the failed at­tack, and if the sus­pect has any ac­com­plices. Mean­while, the Cab­i­net looked over a re­port by a com­mit­tee deal­ing with eco­nomic af­fairs over re­cent ac­com­plish­ments and forth­com­ing projects.

Busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment

The re­port also con­tained a blue­print for a na­tional agenda to ame­lio­rate the busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment in the coun­try, part of ef­forts to prop up the busi­ness sec­tor. Fur­ther­more, the re­port fea­tured nu­mer­ous sug­ges­tions ger­mane to the “One stop shop” ad­min­is­tra­tion that deals with work re­lated to com­mer­cial per­mits, di­rect in­vest­ment and the Na­tional Fund for Small and Medium En­ter­prises (SMEs). This ad­min­is­tra­tion is tasked with com­plet­ing all in­vest­ment trans­ac­tions and will be­gin ac­cept­ing busi­ness per­mits in Novem­ber.

The re­port also con­tained up­dates on en­vi­ron­men­tal projects com­pleted in the April-June 2016 pe­riod, pro­vid­ing in­tri­ca­cies of ex­penses and time­frames, in ad­di­tion to ways to ex­pe­dite the projects. The Cab­i­net rem­i­nisced on the life and ca­reer of late Kuwaiti mu­si­cian Ibrahim Al-Sola, a man who de­voted his life to na­tional arts. The Cab­i­net con­veyed its deep­est con­do­lences to his fam­ily in this most dif­fi­cult time. The meet­ing also fea­tured dis­cus­sions of the lat­est Arab and in­ter­na­tional po­lit­i­cal de­vel­op­ments.

GCC chief meets US of­fi­cial

In an­other de­vel­op­ment, GCC Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral Ab­dul-Latif Al-Zayani yes­ter­day met with visit­ing US Un­der Sec­re­tary of State for Arms Con­trol and In­ter­na­tional Se­cu­rity Rose E Got­te­moeller on GCCUS mil­i­tary re­la­tions. Dur­ing the meet­ing, they dis­cussed ways of pro­mot­ing and de­vel­op­ing bi­lat­eral re­la­tions within the frame­work of strate­gic part­ner­ship, the GCC Sec­re­tariat Gen­eral said in a state­ment. The meet­ing was at­tended by a num­ber of se­nior of­fi­cials. — Agen­cies

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