Cab­i­net OKs Supreme Ed­u­ca­tion Coun­cil’s makeup

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Cab­i­net has con­sented to a draft de­cree form­ing the Supreme Ed­u­ca­tion Coun­cil (SEC) for a three-year term, with the Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion hand­picked as its chair­man. This came dur­ing the Cab­i­net’s cus­tom­ary weekly meet­ing held at Bayan Palace yes­ter­day, and presided over by His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah.

The SEC also in­cludes as mem­bers the Un­der­sec­re­tary of the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry, Kuwait Uni­ver­sity’s Di­rec­tor, the un­der­sec­re­taries of the min­istries of higher ed­u­ca­tion and min­istry of state for youth af­fairs as well as sev­eral other se­nior ed­u­ca­tional of­fi­cials, Min­is­ter of State for Cab­i­net Af­fairs Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Ab­dul­lah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah said in a press state­ment fol­low­ing the meet­ing.

At the on­set of the meet­ing, the cab­i­net was ap­prised of let­ters ad­dressed to His High­ness the Amir from French Pres­i­dent Fran­cios Hol­lande, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Com­man­der of the Armed Forces Mo­hammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, invit­ing His High­ness the Amir to at­tend a UNESCO con­fer­ence on threat­ened cul­tural her­itage pro­tec­tion due in UEA on De­cem­ber 2-3 upon re­quest from France and UAE.

The min­is­ters then re­viewed a let­ter ad­dressed to His High­ness the Amir from UN Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral Ban Ki­moon, invit­ing him to at­tend an in­ter­na­tional fo­rum on the re­duc­tion of risks due in the Mex­i­can city of Can­cun on May 24-26, 2017, the min­is­ter said.

Arab League

Af­ter­wards, First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah briefed the cab­i­net on the out­comes of the re­cent visit by Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral of the Arab League Ahmed Abul-Gheit on the lat­est Arab and in­ter­na­tional de­vel­op­ments, in ad­di­tion to chal­lenges and hard­ships the Arab world is fac­ing, pri­mar­ily ter­ror­ism, Pales­tine, Syria, Iraq and Ye­men. In his brief­ing, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled un­der­scored the sig­nif­i­cance of ex­ert­ing con­certed and united ef­forts by all mem­ber states of the Arab League in or­der to ad­dress such chal­lenges.

Then, the min­is­ter kept the cab­i­net posted on the out­comes of the on­go­ing visit by UN Un­der­sec­re­tary Gen­eral for Hu­man­i­tar­ian Af­fairs and Emer­gency Re­lief Co­or­di­na­tor Stephen O’Brien to Kuwait, who lauded Kuwait’s great and con­tin­u­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian ef­forts at the be­hest of His High­ness the Amir. Fi­nally, the cab­i­net con­sid­ered the cur­rent Arab and in­ter­na­tional po­lit­i­cal de­vel­op­ments, and con­grat­u­lated newly elected Le­banese Pres­i­dent Michel Aoun, wish­ing him best of luck. The cab­i­net hoped that the elec­tion of the Le­banese pres­i­dent would lead to en­sur­ing sta­bil­ity in this Arab coun­try, wish­ing it more progress and pros­per­ity.

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