Is­sue of il­le­gal res­i­dents con­cerns Amir

Kuwait Times - - FRONT PAGE - — KUNA

HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and top lead­ers are con­cerned over the il­le­gal res­i­dents’ is­sue, the in­te­rior min­is­ter af­firmed yes­ter­day. Sheikh Khaled Al-Jar­rah Al-Sabah, who is also Deputy Prime Min­is­ter, stressed the ne­ces­sity of fol­low­ing up and re­solv­ing this is­sue in line with HH the Amir’s in­struc­tions. The govern­ment refers to the coun­try’s state­less Arabs, col­lo­qui­ally known as bedoons, as ‘il­le­gal res­i­dents’.

He was speak­ing dur­ing a meet­ing of the board of the Cen­tral Ap­pa­ra­tus for Il­le­gal Res­i­dents’ Af­fairs. He ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the board mem­bers for their ef­forts in im­ple­ment­ing the ap­proved plans and mea­sures to tackle this sub­ject, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment re­leased by the gen­eral di­rec­tor of the public re­la­tions and se­cu­rity in­for­ma­tion at the in­te­rior min­istry.

HH the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah, through the min­is­te­rial com­mis­sion, con­tin­u­ously fol­lows up on this topic. For his part, the ap­pa­ra­tus’ ex­ec­u­tive chair­man pre­sented the at­ten­dees of the meet­ing with the com­mis­sion’s work re­sults and sta­tis­tics it has as­sem­bled in prepa­ra­tion for “full im­ple­men­ta­tion of the en­dorsed roadmap” in this re­spect.

The meet­ing was at­tended by Deputy For­eign Min­is­ter Khaled Suleiman Al-Jar­al­lah, the Cabi­net’s Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Ab­dul­latif Al-Roud­han, In­te­rior Min­istry Un­der­sec­re­tary Lt Gen Suleiman Al-Fahd, Kuwait Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff Lt Gen Sheikh Ab­dul­lah Al-Nawaf Al-Sabah, Act­ing Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the il­le­gal res­i­dents’ ap­pa­ra­tus Lt Gen Na­jib Al- Oth­man and a num­ber of ex­perts.

KUWAIT: Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and In­te­rior Min­is­ter Sheikh Khaled Al-Jar­rah Al-Sabah (cen­ter) is seen dur­ing a meet­ing of the board of the Cen­tral Ap­pa­ra­tus for Il­le­gal Res­i­dents Af­fairs yes­ter­day. — KUNA

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