Ministers informed about Amir’s private visit to US

KUWAIT: The Cabinet announced presenting a financial reward for inspectors from the General Administration of Customs, who took part in seizing ecstasy pill, estimated at ten million pills last July. In a statement yesterday, the Cabinet hailed the efforts of the administration’s workers to protect the country against such destructive drugs.

Amir’s US visit
The Cabinet held its regular weekly session yesterday at Seif Palace under chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. Following the session, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh stated that the session kicked off by informing the executives about the departure of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to the United States on a private visit. They were also informed about formation of the official delegation accompanying His Highness during his official visit to Washington. His Highness the Amir delegation includes Deputy Chief of the National Guard Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, Minister of Finance Nayef Al-Hajraf, senior officials from the Amiri Diwan, the ministry of foreign affairs and other departments, along with security and media personnel.
His Highness the Prime Minister briefed the ministers about outcome of the recent visit to the country by Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi. They were also informed about a recommendation included in minutes of a meeting of the economic affairs commission regarding the report by bureaus of financial auditors about the second half of the financial year 2018-2019, including proposals on tackling some defects in government apparatuses.

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

Recent developments
The Cabinet also discussed the overall recent political developments on regional and international arenas. The Cabinet strongly denounced the air attack carried out by Israeli drones on Lebanon’s southern lands, affirming Kuwait’s stand by the brotherly republic and support of all measures and procedures it takes to defend its territories, protect its sovereignty, and preserve its security and stability. The session also addressed, with sincere sorrow, the heavy rains that recently lashed upon several areas in Morocco, causing several causalities. The government prayed to Allah Almighty to bestow his mercy upon the deceased victims and inspire their families with patience and solace. The Cabinet also expressed deep sorrow over the rampage shooting in the town of Midland in West Texas, US, which killed five people and wounded 21 others, in addition to the stabbing incident in the city of Lyon, France, that caused several deaths and injuries. Kuwait strongly condemns such hostile actions that target innocent lives, the government affirmed. – KUNA