KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Saturday a cable from National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem who expressed deep gratitude and appreciation for his address marking last ten days of the blessed month of Ramadan. The parliament speaker, in his cable, noted that His Highness the Amir’s speech constituted a road map on how to deal with current and future challenges.

He pledged to His Highness the Amir to shoulder national responsibilities in shadow of cooperation between the legislative and executive authorities. Ghanem noted that the vow to bear these responsibilities would be under guidance of His Highness the Amir as well as His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Earlier, Ghanem lauded His Highness the Amir’s address as having focused on both health and future conditions in the country. He said that His Highness the Amir’s speech was centered on the novel coronavirus situation, economic and financial affairs, and how to reduce reliance upon others, diversify sources of income and cut consumption. The speaker called on everyone to follow the directives of His Highness the Amir regarding all health and security measures to beat the virus, and to think about his words on the country’s future so seriously.

The speaker spoke highly of His Highness the Amir’s call for diversifying sources of income, reducing reliance on others and cutting consumption as a reflection of his eagerness to address challenges ahead. He reassured that Kuwait would overcome this crisis thanks to the political leadership’s directives and national unity.

In other news, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh on Saturday telephoned Iraqi Minister of Interior Othman Al-Ghanmi congratulating him on his assignment and on the holy month of Ramadan. A ministry statement said Saleh expressed good wishes to Ghanmi in his mission for bolstering security and stability in the brotherly country.

Ghanmi for his part underscored distinctiveness of the brotherly bilateral relations between the two countries, expressing readiness to be engaged in full-fledged cooperation at the security level for sake of regional stability and security. He also expressed hope that the Kuwaiti leadership and the graceful people of Kuwait would surpass this hardship. – KUNA