Cab­i­net urges Kuwaitis to re­call in­va­sion lessons to pre­serve na­tional se­cu­rity

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The Kuwaiti cab­i­net yes­ter­day urged the Kuwaiti peo­ple to re­call the “bit­ter­ness of in­jus­tice and tyranny” they ex­pe­ri­enced dur­ing the 1990 Iraqi In­va­sion, to take lessons from the oc­ca­sion and fur­ther pre­serve the se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity of the na­tion.

Dur­ing its weekly meet­ing held at the Bayan Palace, chaired by His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad AlSabah two days be­fore the 27th an­niver­sary of the heinous crime, the cab­i­net rec­ol­lected the bit­ter and harsh mem­o­ries of the sav­age in­va­sion that took place in the early hours of Au­gust 2, 1990, said cab­i­net Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Ab­dul­latif Al-Roud­han. Hun­dreds of Kuwaitis, and also from friendly and sis­ter coun­tries, were mar­tyred and many oth­ers have been miss­ing dur­ing the in­va­sion. The cab­i­net re­ferred to the huge dev­as­ta­tion and sab­o­tage af­flicted on Kuwait at the hands of the in­tem­per­ate in­vaders, be­sides the num­bers of peo­ple who went home­less.

The min­is­ters called to mind, with pride, the sin­cere ef­forts and sac­ri­fices gen­er­ously of­fered by His High­ness the late Amir Sheikh Jaber AlAh­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the His High­ness late Father Amir Sheikh Saad Al-Ab­dul­lah Al-Salim AlSabah and all Kuwaiti peo­ple to face the treach­er­ous ag­gres­sion, and pre­serve the dig­nity of their na­tion. The cab­i­net highly ap­pre­ci­ated the hon­or­able stances of friendly and sis­ter coun­tries that sup­ported the Kuwaiti le­git­i­macy and rights, Roud­han added. In­spired by lessons of the in­va­sion, Kuwaitis are urged to join forces to en­hance na­tional unity, and to pro­ceed with build­ing the present and the fu­ture of the dear na­tion, car­ry­ing on with the march of their an­ces­tors. The cab­i­net prayed Al­lah Almighty to per­pet­u­ally bless Kuwait with se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity un­der His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad AlJaber Al-Sabah and His High­ness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

At the on­set of to­day’s cus­tom­ary meet­ing, the cab­i­net wel­comed praise by Saudi Ara­bia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt of the sin­cere ef­forts lav­ished by His High­ness the Amir to solve the Gulf row, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment is­sued af­ter a meet­ing of for­eign min­is­ters of the four coun­tries in Manama on Sun­day. His High­ness the Amir’s pos­i­tive en­deav­ors to heal the rift among the “broth­ers” re­flect keen­ness on the Arab and the Gulf unity.

The min­is­ters hoped that His High­ness the Amir’s ef­forts would help con­tain the dif­fer­ences and reaf­firm the unity of the Gulf Co­op­er­a­tion Coun­cil (GCC) mem­ber states and peo­ples, Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Roud­han noted.

Mean­while, the cab­i­net ap­proved a rec­om­men­da­tion by its eco­nomic af­fairs com­mit­tee on the sym­bolic prices for the hous­ing wel­fare lots of land in South Khai­tan, block 3 and 4; KD 15,000 ($49,600) for each lot. It tasked the Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Hous­ing Wel­fare with tak­ing the rel­e­vant mea­sures.

A ben­e­fi­ciary will only be free to cede, ex­change of sell a plot of land af­ter 10 years. Then, the cab­i­net asked the Touris­tic En­ter­prises Com­pany to sub­mit a quar­terly re­port on the mea­sures and steps taken for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of af­fil­i­ate projects, and the chal­lenges they face.

Re­view­ing the po­lit­i­cal de­vel­op­ments on the Arab and in­ter­na­tional scenes, the cab­i­net voiced re­lief over the end of Al-Aqsa Mosque cri­sis, and the reopen­ing of the com­plex gates, re­mov­ing all re­stric­tions pre­vi­ously set by the Is­raelis. The cab­i­net lauded the ef­forts ex­erted by Saudi King Sal­man bin Ab­du­laziz Al-Saud, and stressed the sig­nif­i­cance of the Arab co­or­di­na­tion in that re­spect. It also high­lighted the Pales­tinian broth­ers’ stead­fast­ness and de­fense of Al-Aqsa and all Is­lamic holy places.

The min­is­ters re­it­er­ated Kuwait’s stance in sup­port of the Pales­tinian peo­ple against the Is­raeli oc­cu­pa­tion, urg­ing the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to work on an end to the Is­raeli prac­tices and plans, and to main­tain the iden­tity of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa.

In the mean­time, the cab­i­net ex­pressed Kuwait’ strong con­dem­na­tion of the mis­sile at­tack by the Ye­meni Houthi mili­tia and the forces loyal to ousted pres­i­dent Ali Ab­dul­lah Saleh, tar­get­ing Makkah. At­tack­ing Makkah for a sec­ond time shows how the Houthis in­sist on ag­gres­sion and dis­re­gard of the holy sites, the cab­i­net stressed.

The at­tack also demon­strates anew that the Houthis are un­se­ri­ous about re­spond­ing to the on­go­ing in­ter­na­tional ef­forts to end the con­flict in Ye­men peace­fully. The cab­i­net lauded Saudi Ara­bia’s great ef­forts to serve the holy sites and pil­grims. By the same to­ken, the min­is­ters voiced Kuwait’s strong con­dem­na­tion of the “ter­ror­ist” at­tack that tar­geted a se­cu­rity pa­trol in the Saudi Qatif Gov­er­norate Sun­day, which left a se­cu­rity man dead and six oth­ers in­jured. The cab­i­net reaf­firmed Kuwait’s sup­port to the King­dom and all the mea­sures Riyadh may take to main­tain the coun­try’s se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity. It also re­it­er­ated Kuwait’s ini­tial and firm stance that re­jects all forms of vi­o­lence and ter­ror­ism, of­fer­ing con­do­lences to the vic­tim’s fam­ily.

Mean­while, Min­is­ter of Jus­tice and Min­is­ter of State for Na­tional Assem­bly Af­fairs Faleh Al-Azab said that the cab­i­net ap­proved a draft de­cree ap­point­ing Ali Fa­had Al-Ad­wani as Un­der­sec­re­tary of the Min­istry of Na­tional Assem­bly Af­fairs.

The cab­i­net also con­sented to a draft de­cree choos­ing Sheikh Fi­ras Saoud Al-Ma­lik Al-Sabah as As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary of the Min­istry of Na­tional Assem­bly Af­fairs, Azb said af­ter the meet­ing. The cab­i­net fur­ther ap­proved a draft de­cree ap­point­ing Ma­soud Mo­hammed Ab­dul­lah Al-Fuhaid as Deputy Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the Gen­eral Au­thor­ity for Mi­nors Af­fairs, he added. — KUNA

Amir’s ef­forts Al-Aqsa Mosque Un­der­sec­re­tary

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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