Cabi­net vows to ful­fill Amir’s vi­sion for re­form

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - — KUNA

The Cabi­net pledged on Mon­day to spare no ef­fort to en­sure that His High­ness the Amir’s grand plan to re­forms is re­al­ized and de­vel­op­ment projects will come to fruition. The vow was made dur­ing the Cabi­net’s weekly meet­ing held at Seif Palace, presided over by His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah.

In a speech to kick off the first ses­sion of Par­lia­ment’s 15th leg­isla­tive term on Sun­day, His High­ness the Amir high­lighted the need to keep the na­tion’s best in­ter­est at heart, at a time of mount­ing chal­lenges and dif­fi­cul­ties.

More­over, His High­ness the Amir also spoke of the im­por­tance of slash­ing pub­lic spend­ing and putting na­tional re­sources to good use, as he un­der­scored the pri­vate sec­tor’s cru­cial con­tri­bu­tions to eco­nomic re­forms, chiefly, ef­forts to sti­fle cor­rup­tion.

Mean­while, the Cabi­net also re­viewed His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter’s speech on Sun­day, where he spoke of His High­ness the Amir’s sage ad­vice and the gov­ern­ment’s com­mit­ment to make sub­stan­tial progress on de­vel­op­ment plans in or­der to ful­fill the as­pi­ra­tions of the Kuwaiti peo­ple. At the on­set of the meet­ing, the Cabi­net looked over a let­ter sent to His High­ness the Amir by the Sec­ond Deputy Pres­i­dent of Bu­rundi Dr Joseph Bu­tore, which heaped praise on Kuwait for its sup­port of the East African na­tion.

Fur­ther­more, His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter also ap­prised the Cabi­net of the fruit­ful out­come of Saudi King Sal­man bin Ab­du­laziz’s his­toric visit to the coun­try, one that fur­ther re­in­forced deep-rooted ties be­tween the two Gulf neigh­bors.

On a re­lated note, First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah in­formed the Cabi­net of His High­ness the Amir’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the 37th ses­sion of the Gulf Co­op­er­a­tion Coun­cil (GCC) sum­mit held in Bahrain re­cently. The Cabi­net re­viewed the state­ment is­sued at the con­clu­sion of the GCC sum­mit, which cited the lat­est re­gional de­vel­op­ments and fur­ther af­firmed the con­certed stance ex­e­cuted by GCC na­tions to safe­guard their col­lec­tive in­ter­ests, which in­cludes united ef­forts to fight ter­ror­ism and other threats. In the mean­time, the Cabi­net has ve­he­mently de­nounced the re­cent bomb­ing that tar­geted se­cu­rity forces in Egypt’s Giza, along with Sun­day’s blast that hit a church in Cairo.

The Cabi­net de­plored the bomb­ings as ter­ror­ist acts that aim at dis­rupt­ing Egypt’s se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity and in­tim­i­dat­ing its peo­ple. It em­pha­sized that such at­tacks would not un­der­mine Egypt’s re­solve to fight ter­ror­ism res­o­lutely, while sup­port­ing all mea­sures it takes to main­tain its se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity.

Mean­while, the Cabi­net sharply de­nounced the re­cent at­tacks that hit Turkey’s Istanbul, which left dozens of peo­ple dead or in­jured. It re­it­er­ated that the State of Kuwait stands side by side with Turkey in its fight against ter­ror­ism, and sup­ports all mea­sures it takes to main­tain its se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity.

Fur­ther­more, the Cabi­net, at its yes­ter­day’s weekly meet­ing, of­fered heart­felt con­do­lences to Pak­istani Pres­i­dent over the vic­tims of the re­cent Pak­istani plane crash.

— KUNA KUWAIT: Ter­ror at­tacks

KUWAIT: His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah poses for a group photo with mem­bers of his new Cabi­net.

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