Omair takes oath as public works minister before Amir – UN officials laud Amir’s humanitarian support

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah welcomes minister Dr Ali Saleh Al-Omair

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah welcomes minister Dr Ali Saleh Al-Omair

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace on yesterday, with attendance of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Acting Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, who presented to His Highness Dr Ali Saleh Al-Omair for taking the oath on the occasion of his appointment as the minister of public works.

The swear-in ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Acting Oil Minister Anas Al-Saleh, General Secretary of the Cabinet Abdul-Latif Abdullah Al-Roudhan, Director of His Highness the Amir Bureau Ahmad Fahad Al-Fahad and Head of the Amiri Protocols, Sheikh Khaled Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah Al-Nasser Al-Sabah.

Meanwhile, His Highness the Amir received Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah accompanied by Canada’s Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan along with his accompanying delegation.

Humanitarian requirements
His Highness also received the United Nations’ Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen Rothwell O’Brien, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, besides the participants in the 5th Annual Conference on “Effective Partnership and Information Sharing for Better Humanitarian Action”, which is held in Kuwait.

Following the meeting, O’Brien said: “I was able to have a discussion over the challenges that we face particularly in this region and how we need to continue to maintain a strong collective commitment meeting the dire needs of people with humanitarian requirements because of the difficulty of the conflict.”

Meanwhile, Guterres lauded the Kuwaiti leader for his support to the Syrian refugees’ cause by hosting three donors’ conferences. “There was a moment in which the Syrian refugees were forgotten where no one cared and in that moment it was His Highness that has convinced the international community to make them understand that the Syrian people would need the support of the international community,” he said. He added that Kuwait is striving to create a peaceful balance in “a troubled region” by playing the role of “equilibrium of peace.”

Separately, His Highness the Crown Prince received Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Acting Minister of Oil Anas Al-Saleh, National Security Apparatus Chairman Sheikh Thamer Ali Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Canada Abdulhamid Al-Failakawi and Kuwaiti Ambassador to Mauritania Khaled Mohammad Al-Shaibani. – KUNA

This article was published on 30/11/2015