Min­is­ters briefed on Arab ‘Jerusalem sum­mit’ re­sults

Cab­i­net re­views busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment im­prove­ment re­port

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KUWAIT: The Cab­i­net held its reg­u­lar ses­sion at Bayan Palace yes­ter­day, presided by His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Ha­mad AlSabah. Fol­low­ing the ses­sion, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of State for Cab­i­net Af­fairs Anas Al-Saleh stated that the ses­sion kicked off with a wel­com­ing note to vis­it­ing Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Cote d’Ivoire Alas­sane Dra­mane Ou­at­tara, and his ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion. The cab­i­net as­serted on the im­por­tance of such visit in sup­port­ing and bol­ster­ing co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two na­tions.

Later, Saleh briefed the min­is­ters on the out­come of re­cent par­tic­i­pa­tion by Kuwait, under the di­rec­tion of His High­ness the Amir, at the 29th ses­sion of the Arab League Coun­cil sum­mit, held in Dhahran, Saudi Ara­bia, yes­ter­day under the slo­gan ‘Jerusalem sum­mit’.

The sum­mit con­cluded with the ap­proval in its fi­nal com­mu­nique that it is im­por­tant to pro­mote joint Arab ac­tion based on a clear method­ol­ogy and solid foun­da­tions that pro­tect Arab na­tions from the dan­gers that threaten it, safe­guard se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity and con­trib­ute to restor­ing hope to peo­ple in the Arab world. The sum­mit also stressed im­por­tance on the cen­tral­ity of the Pales­tinian is­sue, for the en­tire Arab na­tion and Arab iden­tity, in­clud­ing oc­cu­pied East Jerusalem as the cap­i­tal of Pales­tine.

Arab world lead­ers also warned, in their fi­nal com­mu­nique, against tak­ing any ac­tion that would change the cur­rent le­gal and po­lit­i­cal for­mula of Jerusalem and de­mand the im­ple­men­ta­tion of all UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil res­o­lu­tions. The cab­i­net also was briefed on Arab lead­ers’ strong con­dem­na­tion to the tar­get­ing of Saudi Ara­bia and its se­cu­rity through Al-Houthi ter­ror­ist mili­tias, which fired bal­lis­tic mis­siles at Holy Makkah and Riyadh and a num­ber of cities in the King­dom, stress­ing on their sup­port to the King­dom in all mea­sures it takes to pro­tect its se­cu­rity and ca­pa­bil­i­ties, as well as sup­port­ing ef­forts by Arab Coali­tion to sup­port the le­git­i­macy in Ye­men, and to end the Ye­meni cri­sis, and to safe­guard Ye­men’s in­de­pen­dence and unity.

Arab lead­ers also stressed im­por­tance on the need to unite all ef­forts to reach a po­lit­i­cal so­lu­tion to the Syr­ian cri­sis and em­pha­sized its con­dem­na­tion to the use of chem­i­cal weapons against the Syr­ian peo­ple. The cab­i­net praised as well the good re­sults of Jerusalem sum­mit, the Saudi King for his wise lead­er­ship of the Sum­mit and for the sin­cere ef­forts that con­trib­uted to the suc­cess of the sum­mit.

Cab­i­net holds weekly ses­sion

Busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment

Later, the cab­i­net also re­viewed rec­om­men­da­tions by the Eco­nomic Af­fairs Com­mit­tee on the pe­ri­odic re­port sub­mit­ted by the stand­ing Com­mit­tee to im­prove the busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment and en­hance com­pe­ti­tion and per­for­mance ra­tios in the busi­ness per­for­mance in­di­ca­tors, par­tic­u­larly to the con­cerned gov­ern­ment agen­cies. The cab­i­net wel­comed ef­forts of gov­ern­ment agen­cies to im­prove the busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment and en­hance com­pet­i­tive­ness, which con­trib­ute to rais­ing the clas­si­fi­ca­tion of Kuwait in the rel­e­vant in­ter­na­tional in­di­ca­tors and re­flected pos­i­tively on the eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity in the coun­try.

The Coun­cil of Min­is­ters also re­viewed the rec­om­men­da­tion of the Le­gal Af­fairs Com­mit­tee on a draft law on the ex­pro­pri­a­tion and tem­po­rary ap­pro­pri­a­tion of pub­lic ben­e­fit, which aims to de­velop laws and ad­dress the gaps high­lighted prac­ti­cally through the law. The Cab­i­net de­cided to ap­prove the draft law and sub­mit it to His High­ness the Amir, and prior to sub­mit­ting it to the Na­tional Assem­bly.

The Cab­i­net also re­viewed com­mit­tee’s rec­om­men­da­tion on a draft de­cree ap­prov­ing a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing be­tween the gov­ern­ment of Kuwait and the gov­ern­ment of the Repub­lic of Ta­jik­istan for co­op­er­a­tion in the field of higher ed­u­ca­tion and sci­en­tific re­search. The cab­i­net ap­proved the draft de­cree and sub­mit­ted it to His High­ness the Amir.

Among other is­sues, the cab­i­net also dis­cussed is­sues on the Na­tional Assem­bly agenda. The Coun­cil of Min­is­ters dis­cussed po­lit­i­cal af­fairs in light of re­ports on the cur­rent de­vel­op­ments in the po­lit­i­cal arena at the Arab and in­ter­na­tional are­nas. In this re­gard, the cab­i­net con­demned the ter­ror­ist at­tack on one of the camps of the armed forces in the cen­tral Si­nai re­gion re­cently, which claimed the lives of a num­ber of mil­i­tary per­son­nel and in­jured oth­ers. — KUNA


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

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