Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Sabah congratulated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Premier Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on the national celebrations of the 55th of the National Day and 25th of Liberation Day. The Minister also extended greetings on the occasion of His Highness the Amir’s 10the anniversary of ascending the throne.
The minister made these remarks in his office yesterday, while receiving Chairman of the Federation of Arab News Agencies (FANA), and Board Chairman and General Director of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah.
Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled expressed his appreciation to His Highness the Amir for putting his trust in security forces for keeping the country’s security. “This trust is a great incentive to keep giving,” he said.
His Highness the Amir not only cares about the safety of Kuwaitis inside the country but also look after them elsewhere, pointing to His Highness the Amir’s endeavors towards releasing Kuwaiti detainees at the Guantanamo Bay. He added that His Highness the Prime Minister and National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem spare no effort in supporting the country’s security’s apparatuses.
“The Government does not fall short of protecting the country and its people and Kuwait will always remain safe and secure,” he reassured. “We will not allow anyone to jeopardize the security of this country. We will not compromise people’s rights and freedoms,” he affirmed.
Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled added that security campaigns will be carried out in many areas of the country in order to achieve “law and order”. He encouraged violators of the residency visa to rectify their legal status to avoid taking any disciplinary measures against them.
To ensure further safety in the country, Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled noted the ministry collected weapons and ammunitions from the public. Also, it is striving to get the approval to mount surveillance cameras in many vital locations for greater security measure, in addition to encouraging the application of an environment law.
On freedoms, the Minister reassured that “freedom is prerogative for everyone in the country,” promising that people’s rights will not be touched unjustly once the genetic data law is applied; “its goal is to provide a comprehensive database that will be beneficial for everyone.”
On terrorism, he pointed out that Kuwait has succeeded in combating terrorism by taking precautionary measures. “It is important to go after terrorism before it gets to us,” stressing that the country’s security forces will not allow any harm to come to the country and its people.
Furthermore, the Minister pointed out that there is a multiple cooperation agreements among Kuwait, GCC, Arab and international nations to exchange information and to monitor criminal and terrorist acts.