Cabinet won’t attend Sunday’s session: Speaker

KUWAIT: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem speaks to reporters yesterday

KUWAIT: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem announced yesterday that the Cabinet will not attend the special session on May 12. “Today, the Cabinet informed me it would not attend the session due to lack of coordination,” Ghanem stated to reporters.

In this case, the session will not be held, he said, adding he has called to hold the special session in accordance with bylaw processes. The Cabinet usually attends parliamentary special sessions when coordination is made with it on subjects of discussion or session scheduling, noted Ghanem.

Furthermore, the top lawmaker said that he would not attend the session, anyway, adding his deputy Eisa Al-Kanderi would be his substitute in running the session if it is held.

Ghanem also mentioned that a number of MPs have requested allocating two hours in next session for discussing the regional situations surrounding the country, noting that coordination is currently underway with the Cabinet in that regard.

The current state of situations in the region has a direct impact on the situations inside the country, he said, adding MPs would shoulder great responsibility towards issues threatening Kuwait’s security and stability. Meanwhile, Ghanem announced the parliament is to hold intensified special sessions, up to over six, in June for reviewing budgets and completing approval on a number of bills. — KUNA