CABINET CONGRATULATES US PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP
PALESTINE THANKS KUWAIT FOR RECOGNIZING PASSPORT
The Kuwaiti Cabinet yesterday congratulated US President-Elect Donald Trump on the win of the recent presidential race, hoping that Kuwaiti-US relations would be further promoted and developed during his term of office.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet voiced much appreciation to the Ministry of Information for its good efforts in covering the upcoming parliamentary elections due on November 26th. The cabinet made the appreciation during its customary weekly meeting held at Seif Palace under chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
The cabinet hoped that the electoral process would be held in an atmosphere of fair competition among all hopefuls contesting the coming race, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak AlSabah said in a statement following the meeting. It, further, voiced confidence that the next parliamentary elections would come up with results that would serve national and public interests, he pointed out.
The cabinet, then, reviewed a recommendation by the economic committee on the State Audit Bureau’s biannual report that includes remarks on state bodies’ employment system. Also reviewed was another recommendation by the quarterly report on the National Fund for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development during the period from May 1 to September 9, 2016, together with the fund’s goals and challenges. Furthermore, the cabinet was apprised of recommendations pertinent to educational, youth and entrepreneurship reports.
In this regard, the cabinet asked the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs and the National Fund to set out a permanent and effective mechanism for cooperation between them with a view to promoting entrepreneurship in Kuwait, especially regarding the youth sector.
At the onset of the weekly meeting, the ministers were briefed on a letter addressed to His Highness the Amir from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, thanking Kuwait for officially recognizing the Palestinian passport.
They also reviewed two letters sent to His Highness the Amir from Turkish President Receb Tayyip Erodgan, inviting His Highness the Amir to attend the 32nd session of the COMCEC due in Istanbul on November 21-24, and hailing bilateral relations between both friendly nations.
Afterwards, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak AlSabah briefed the meeting on the recent visit to Kuwait by Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi, who appreciated Kuwait’s historic role in achieving peace and stability and stopping bloodshed in Yemen.
At the Gulf level, the Kuwaiti cabinet expressed sincere congratulation to Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said on the occasion of his country’s National Day, and appreciated distinguished accomplishments made under his leadership in all fields and domains. —KUNA
KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah chairs the Cabinet’s meeting yesterday. —KUNA