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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.

Pales­tinian pass­port

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

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