Premier thanks outgoing ministers
KUWAIT: During a weekly routine meeting at Seif Palace yesterday, chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the cabinet reviewed the government’s resignation that was submitted earlier to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, said Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah.
The resignation goes in line with Article 57 of the Kuwaiti Constitution which provides that the cabinet ‘shall be re-constituted — at the beginning of every legislative term of the National Assembly,” Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah who is also Acting Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of National Assembly Affairs added.
His Highness the Prime Minister thanked the outgoing cabinet members and highly appreciated their hard and sincere efforts and cooperation while in office, fulfilling their duties and responsibilities for serving the nation and the people.
During yesterday’s cabinet meeting, the first after the parliamentary elections, His Highness the Prime Minister addressed the ministers boasting the democratic spectacle Kuwait witnessed on Saturday, which reaffirmed the unity and cohesion of the Kuwaiti people under His Highness the Amir, said Sheikh Mohammad.
His Highness the Premier lauded the outstanding arrangements and organization that to the smooth elections, thanks to sincere efforts lavished by the judiciary and members of the Public Prosecution members, as well as the entire personnel of the Interior Ministry and the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Education, the Kuwait Municipality and all other involved state bodies. He highlighted the atmosphere of absolute integrity and transparency that dominated the voting.
His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak stressed the hard work by the Interior Ministry’s personnel who offered all possible facilities so that people could fulfill their national duty, namely casting their votes. His Highness the Premier extolled the distinct efforts and coverage by the Ministry of Information, which provided detailed minute-to-minute live coverage of the event.
The ministers boasted the good spirit of competition that dominated the scene among all candidates, and the electorate, which reflected the fact that the democratic practice in Kuwait is deep-rooted, as well as the country’s civilized image. The cabinet congratulated the new MPs winning confidence of the Kuwaiti people, wishing them success to serve the nation and realize expectations of the people.
The ministers urged joining efforts of all to fulfill His Highness the Amir’s directives, namely boosting the constructive cooperation between the legislative and executive powers to push ahead the wheel of sustainable development and achieve the aspired goals of the nation.
As yesterday’s meeting started, the ministers were apprised of His Highness the Amir’s participation in the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) recently held in, Marrakesh, Morocco, and the Fourth Africa-Arab Summit, Malabo, capital of Equatorial Guinea.
First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah briefed the ministers on the outcome of the Malabo gathering and the content of His Highness the Amir to summit.
The cabinet highly appreciated His Highness the Amir’s humanitarian initiatives for consolidating ties with the friendly African nations in all fields, hoping the summit’s outcome would lead to improving the living conditions on the continent.
In the meantime, His Highness the Prime Minister offered the ministers a brief account of the current visit to Kuwait by President of the Swiss Confederation Johann Schneider-Ammann, focusing on means to foster bilateral ties in all fields.
The ministers were also notified of a letter from the Civil Service Commission that Thursday 8 December 2016, will be a public holiday for the occasion of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday instead of Sunday December 11.
Reviewing the political developments on the Arab and international scenes, the cabinet congratulated President of the UAE Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the country’s 45th National Day Anniversary. It wished the UAE further progress and perpetual prosperity.
Meanwhile, the cabinet condemned the recent terrorist attacks that hit Iraq, targeting a fuel station, and Egypt, striking a military checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, and Turkey, where blasts killed and wounded a number of people in the east.
The ministers reiterated Kuwait’s rejection of such acts of terrorism that go contrary to all ethical values, as well as all forms of terrorism. They voiced condolences to the three countries, urging the international community to rapidly take strict measures to avoid any more of these acts and to maintain the world’s peace and stability. – KUNA