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His Highness Amir urges MPs to safeguard national unity - Al-Ghanim
August 2, 2017, 8:11 am
National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim during the meeting

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has urged MPs to shoulder responsibilities toward national unity, abstain from meddling in Kuwait's ties with regional states and support the State's mediation to resolve the Gulf crisis, the Parliament Speaker announced.

Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim, speaking to reporters following a scheduled meeting that groups MPs with Government officials at the parliament bureau on Tuesday, said he conveyed a letter from His Highness the Amir to the legislators during "the very positive meeting," attended by five ministers and some 28 deputies.

"I presented to the meeting the message from His Highness the Amir in which he signaled the critical and extraordinary regional circumstances," emphasizing that the MPs must shoulder their responsibilities and refrain from getting involved in Kuwait's external ties with regional States, he said.

His Highness the Amir, Speaker Al-Marzouq added, urged the lawmakers to shoulder the national responsibility of safeguarding national unity and abstaining from action that might cause disarrays among the people.

A lot of information can neither be publicized nor explained to the public, "however His Highness is well aware of the hazards and fears preoccupying the MPs and the Kuwaiti people," he said.

In response, the Assembly members affirmed their commitment to preserving the society unity and pledged not to make inflammatory statements.

The National Assembly Speaker has expressed pride of the Kuwaiti people who enjoy significant freedoms and democracy, "yet at hard times we close ranks behind our political leadership."

Al-Marzouq added that First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah spoke about regional issues, Kuwait's mediation among GCC countries, hoping that His Highness the Amir's efforts would result in tackling the inter-GCC rift.

The meeting dealt with other issues namely Al-Abdaly cell case, State security, public fund cases, measures by the Ministry of Interior to bring to justice the charged, the corrupt and the traitors, "with emphasis that the judicial rules be the basis for determining the truth and the law be applied literally and justly."

Source: KUNA

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