The Cabinet, at the weekly session held at Bayan Palace on Monday under chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, expressed gratitude and appreciation for the interior and custom security personnel for foiling recent bids to smuggle huge amounts of narcotics into the country.
In a statement after the session, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah stated that the Council of Ministers expressed satisfaction and admiration for the sincere efforts, exerted by the personnel of the Ministry of Interior and Kuwait General Administration of Customs in combating drugs, sparing the country such deadly scourge and protecting the Kuwaiti society of annihilating consequences.
The ministers were briefed by the Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah about the operation that resulted in seizing and confiscating 1.5 million captagon pills, concealed in two tankers laden with coal, affirming that the national security authorities are capable of confronting "anyone who may think of undermining security and safety of the people of Kuwait."
The Cabinet prayed to His Almighty to safeguard the "dear homeland and the people of Kuwait of such perils." The Kuwaiti security authorities have recently busted a wave of bids to smuggle narcotics into the country that drew much alarm from the concerned authorities.
The ministers were also briefed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, about the recent visit paid to the country by the French Defense Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, during which means of boosting military cooperation were discussed.
Le Drian's visit capped with inking a major deal according to which Kuwait would buy up to 30 formidable military helicopters from Paris.
Moreover, the executives were informed about a recommendation by the legal affairs panel regarding the draft treaty with Tunisia for military cooperation, another proposed accord with Switzerland on hosting citizens "without consent" of relevant authorities. The cabinet blessed the two bills and referred them to His Highness the Amir, pending submission to the parliament.
The cabinet tackled other various issues namely a recommendation to approve a draft commercial accord with Malaysia, a MoU for sports cooperation with Iraq, a proposed accord for cooperation in agriculture with Albania and a fourth for custom cooperation with Iran. They approved and referred to His Highness the Amir.