- Kuwait Times Extra
KUWAIT: Minister of Information and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah said yesterday time will prove that the boycotters of the National Assembly elections, who gave up their democratic right, will be the biggest losers.
Speaking to Jordan News Agency (PETRA) on the eve of the polls, Sheikh Mohammad said: “The democratic rights are enshrined in Kuwait Constitution 50 years ago but anybody who gives up one of these rights and boycotts the elections will be in the wrong – they have to bear the consequences of their decisions.” “Kuwait is passing through a delicate stage that requires concerted efforts by everybody. The government has made great efforts to set the stage for the electoral process,” he pointed out. As for Kuwaiti-Jordanian ties, Sheikh Mohammad said his country continues supporting the economy of Jordan through the joint GCC aid which has a remarkable impact on the socio-economic development. “The GCC member states including Kuwait are committed to the shoring up of the Jordanian economy because Jordan’s stability is the key to that of the entire Arab region,” he affirmed. The PETRA delegation, led by Director General Faisal Al- Shaboul, is part of a larger Jordanian press delegation covering the Kuwaiti legislative polls.
The delegation met Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al- Sabah who affirmed the need to modernize the Kuwaiti state departments and upgrade their performance. “However, the political situation in the country in the last years has hindered the march towards modernization,” Sheikh Salman regretted during the meeting. He urged cooperation between the legislative and executive authorities to meet the needs of the society and maintain political stability. Shaboul commended the atmospheres of and the preparations for the elections including the services offered by the Ministry of Information for local and foreign media delegations. — KUNA
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