Cab­i­net praises Kuwait’s demo­cratic spec­ta­cle, high­lights min­istries’ ef­forts dur­ing elections

Premier thanks out­go­ing min­is­ters

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Dur­ing a weekly rou­tine meet­ing at Seif Palace yes­ter­day, chaired by His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah, the cab­i­net re­viewed the gov­ern­ment’s res­ig­na­tion that was sub­mit­ted ear­lier to His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, said Min­is­ter of State for Cab­i­net Af­fairs Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Ab­dul­lah AlMubarak Al-Sabah.

The res­ig­na­tion goes in line with Ar­ti­cle 57 of the Kuwaiti Con­sti­tu­tion which pro­vides that the cab­i­net ‘shall be re-con­sti­tuted —- at the be­gin­ning of ev­ery leg­isla­tive term of the Na­tional Assem­bly,” Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Ab­dul­lah who is also Act­ing Min­is­ter of Jus­tice and Act­ing Min­is­ter of Na­tional Assem­bly Af­fairs added.

His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter thanked the out­go­ing cab­i­net mem­bers and highly ap­pre­ci­ated their hard and sin­cere ef­forts and co­op­er­a­tion while in of­fice, ful­fill­ing their du­ties and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties for serv­ing the nation and the peo­ple.

Smooth elections

Dur­ing yes­ter­day’s cab­i­net meet­ing, the first af­ter the par­lia­men­tary elections, His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter ad­dressed the min­is­ters boast­ing the demo­cratic spec­ta­cle Kuwait wit­nessed on Satur­day, which reaf­firmed the unity and co­he­sion of the Kuwaiti peo­ple un­der His High­ness the Amir, said Sheikh Mo­ham­mad.

His High­ness the Premier lauded the out­stand­ing ar­range­ments and or­ga­ni­za­tion that to the smooth elections, thanks to sin­cere ef­forts lav­ished by the ju­di­ciary and mem­bers of the Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tion mem­bers, as well as the en­tire per­son­nel of the In­te­rior Min­istry and the Min­istry of In­for­ma­tion, the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, the Kuwait Mu­nic­i­pal­ity and all other in­volved state bod­ies. He high­lighted the at­mos­phere of ab­so­lute in­tegrity and trans­parency that dom­i­nated the vot­ing.

His High­ness Sheikh Jaber AlMubarak stressed the hard work by the In­te­rior Min­istry’s per­son­nel who of­fered all pos­si­ble fa­cil­i­ties so that peo­ple could ful­fill their na­tional duty, namely cast­ing their votes. His High­ness the Premier ex­tolled the dis­tinct ef­forts and cov­er­age by the Min­istry of In­for­ma­tion, which pro­vided de­tailed minute-to-minute live cov­er­age of the event.

The min­is­ters boasted the good spirit of com­pe­ti­tion that dom­i­nated the scene among all can­di­dates, and the elec­torate, which re­flected the fact that the demo­cratic prac­tice in Kuwait is deep-rooted, as well as the coun­try’s civ­i­lized im­age. The cab­i­net con­grat­u­lated the new MPs win­ning con­fi­dence of the Kuwaiti peo­ple, wish­ing them suc­cess to serve the nation and re­al­ize ex­pec­ta­tions of the peo­ple.

The min­is­ters urged join­ing ef­forts of all to ful­fill His High­ness the Amir’s di­rec­tives, namely boost­ing the con­struc­tive co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the leg­isla­tive and ex­ec­u­tive pow­ers to push ahead the wheel of sus­tain­able devel­op­ment and achieve the as­pired goals of the nation.

Cli­mate change

As yes­ter­day’s meet­ing started, the min­is­ters were ap­prised of His High­ness the Amir’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the 22nd Con­fer­ence of the Par­ties to the UN’s Frame­work Con­ven­tion on Cli­mate Change (COP22) re­cently held in, Mar­rakesh, Morocco, and the Fourth Africa-Arab Sum­mit, Mal­abo, cap­i­tal of Equa­to­rial Guinea.

First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah AlKhaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah briefed the min­is­ters on the out­come of the Mal­abo gath­er­ing and the con­tent of His High­ness the Amir to sum­mit.

The cab­i­net highly ap­pre­ci­ated His High­ness the Amir’s hu­man­i­tar­ian ini­tia­tives for con­sol­i­dat­ing ties with the friendly African na­tions in all fields, hop­ing the sum­mit’s out­come would lead to im­prov­ing the liv­ing con­di­tions on the con­ti­nent.

In the mean­time, His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter of­fered the min­is­ters a brief ac­count of the cur­rent visit to Kuwait by Pres­i­dent of the Swiss Con­fed­er­a­tion Jo­hann Sch­nei­derAm­mann, fo­cus­ing on means to foster bilateral ties in all fields.

The min­is­ters were also no­ti­fied of a let­ter from the Civil Ser­vice Com­mis­sion that Thurs­day 8 De­cem­ber 2016, will be a pub­lic hol­i­day for the oc­ca­sion of Prophet Muham­mad’s (PBUH) birth­day in­stead of Sun­day De­cem­ber 11.

Re­view­ing the po­lit­i­cal de­vel­op­ments on the Arab and in­ter­na­tional scenes, the cab­i­net con­grat­u­lated Pres­i­dent of the UAE Sheikh Khal­ifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the coun­try’s 45th Na­tional Day An­niver­sary. It wished the UAE fur­ther progress and per­pet­ual pros­per­ity.

Ter­ror­ist at­tacks

Mean­while, the cab­i­net con­demned the re­cent ter­ror­ist at­tacks that hit Iraq, tar­get­ing a fuel sta­tion, and Egypt, strik­ing a mil­i­tary check­point in the Si­nai Penin­sula, and Tur­key, where blasts killed and wounded a num­ber of peo­ple in the east.

The min­is­ters re­it­er­ated Kuwait’s re­jec­tion of such acts of ter­ror­ism that go con­trary to all eth­i­cal val­ues, as well as all forms of ter­ror­ism. They voiced con­do­lences to the three coun­tries, urg­ing the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to rapidly take strict mea­sures to avoid any more of these acts and to main­tain the world’s peace and sta­bil­ity.— KUNA

KUWAIT: His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah chairs the cab­i­net’s meet­ing yes­ter­day. — KUNA

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