The Cabinet on Monday highly appreciated the UN’s historical role and great achievements for maintaining peace, settling international conflicts as well as serving global humanitarian and development issues. During its routine weekly meeting held at Bayan Palace and chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the Cabinet also called for further support to the international institution to reinforce the world’s peace and justice in line with the principles upon which the UN Charter was based.
On Saturday, the world marked the UN Day, Oct 24, the anniversary of the entry into force of the Charter in 1945. Emerging from today’s meeting, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al- Mubarak Al-Sabah, said that the Cabinet was informed of a message from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud inviting His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to attend the 4th Arab-Latin America Summit due in Riyadh in November.
The ministers were also notified of a message sent by President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro Moros to His Highness the Amir thanking him for Kuwait’s participation with a high-profile delegation in the recent technical meeting of oil experts from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC countries. Moros’s message also tackled means of boosting bilateral ties in all fields, said Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah.
Then, His Highness the Prime Minister offered the meeting an account of his recent visit to France, in the framework of the bilateral historical ties, and part of Kuwait’s keenness on fostering relations. His Highness the Premier told the Cabinet on the outcome of his talks with President Francois Hollande at the Elysse Palace, which covered the distinguished bilateral ties and means of promoting cooperation between the two friendly countries. During the visit, Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak handed the French President a message from His Highness the Amir inviting him to visit Kuwait to exchange views on regional and international issues. He said that Kuwait is eager to make the utmost use of France’s leading expertise in technology and sciences. In addition, Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak gave notice of the military, education, economic and investment agreements signed during the France visit, for the good of people in both countries.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet praised the substantial efforts exerted by the Ministry of Interior, represented by Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al- Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, and the ministry’s commanders and personnel, to provide due security to mosques and Hussainiyas. The sizeable efforts were acknowledged by citizens and expats.
The ministers extended thanks to the Kuwaiti firefighters and the Ministry of Health and Kuwait Municipality personnel who shared security fellows the mission towards the nation. By the same token, the Cabinet commended the firm security measures taken by the Ministry of Interior in the wake of a violent fight among expats in the Shuwaikh Industrial Area on Sunday, the Cabinet Affairs Minister said. Several expats involved in the scuffle were arrested in a record time after the video of their fight was leaked via social media. They were referred to competent authorities.
Then the meeting reviewed the half-yearly follow-up report for the Annual Development Plan 2015- 2016, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah said. Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Hind Al- Sabeeh briefed the Cabinet on the future views and strategic goals of Kuwait’s development plan. Covering the period April 1- Sept 30, the biannual follow-up report included 531 projects in fields of construction and partnership with the private sector besides joint stock companies, as well as their implementation status of all. The Cabinet concluded the customary by reviewing the political developments on the Arab and the international scenes.