Cabi­net as­sesses ef­forts to re­solve Gulf cri­sis

Kuwait Times - - LO­CAL - KUWAIT:

The Cabi­net yes­ter­day mulled over the progress of Kuwait’s role as the main me­di­a­tor in the Gulf cri­sis, as the coun­try seeks to defuse an on­go­ing Gulf row. Presided over by Act­ing Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of De­fense Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah, the Cabi­net held its weekly routine meet­ing at Bayan Palace. Min­is­ter of State for Cabi­net Af­fairs and Act­ing Min­is­ter of In­for­ma­tion Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah ex­plained to the Kuwaiti ex­ec­u­tives that re­cent vis­its by US Sec­re­tary of State Rex Tiller­son, UK Na­tional Se­cu­rity Advisor Mark Sed­will and French For­eign Min­is­ter JeanYves Le Drian shored up sup­port for Kuwait as it aims to quell the en­su­ing rift in the Gulf re­gion.

Mean­while, the Cabi­net looked over a re­port is­sued by the Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Hous­ing Wel­fare, which de­tailed the progress of Kuwait’s largest hous­ing project, known as ‘South Al-Mut­laa city.’ Sim­i­larly, the Cabi­net was also in­formed of how far has con­struc­tion come on Kuwait’s Sabah Al-Salem Univer­sity City, a new 490-hectare cam­pus in Shadadiya. The Cabi­net ex­am­ined an­other re­port, by the Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for In­dus­try, con­cern­ing a planned elec­tronic sys­tem (e-sys­tem) that would link all gov­ern­ment bod­ies, as it tasked PAI to pro­vide monthly up­dates on the progress of the e-sys­tem. More­over, the Cabi­net in­spected a re­port by the Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Man­power over em­ploy­ment fraud, an is­sue that has plagued the pri­vate sec­tor.

As part of talks over the lat­est in­ter­na­tional hap­pen­ings, the Cabi­net de­plored at­tacks in Saudi Ara­bia and Egypt, which it de­scribed as crim­i­nal acts that run counter to hu­man­i­tar­ian val­ues. In Saudi Ara­bia’s eastern Qatif city, a sol­dier was killed and an­other in­jured in an at­tack on their pa­trol ve­hi­cle, while an Egyp­tian stabbed two tourists to death and wounded four oth­ers at a sea­side va­ca­tion spot on the Red Sea. —KUNA


KUWAIT: Act­ing Premier and Min­is­ter of De­fense Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah chairs the cabi­net’s meet­ing yes­ter­day.

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