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Kuwait cabinet resolved to promote integrity, fight corruption
January 8, 2019, 8:32 am

The Kuwaiti cabinet on Monday voiced determination to go ahead with earnest moves to promote integrity and combat corruption at the behest of His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al­Mubarak Al­Hamad Al­Sabah.

The cabinet, in this regard, commended the Kuwait Anti­Corruption Authority (Nazaha) for referring an ex­member of the Central Agency for Public Tenders, along with others, to the Public Prosecution for corruption charges, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al­Saleh said in a statement following a customary weekly ministerial meeting.

The ministers also hailed a recent decision by First Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al­Ahmad Al­Sabah to set up a probe panel to look into audit reports pertinent to defensive budgets, Al­Saleh said.

Later, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al­Khaled Al­Hamad Al­Sabah briefed the cabinet on the outcomes of a recent visit by Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui to Kuwait, and talks held on ways of promoting and developing bilateral relations and the latest regional and international developments.

Minister of State for Economic Affairs Mariam Al­Aqeel elaborated on the state's 2019­2020 development plan, which is the fifth and final part of the 2015/2016­2019/2020 mid­term development drive, which is primarily based on seven core pillars that reflect economic, social, environment and administrative development.

She assured that the annual development plan involves stricter and more serious criteria for selecting projects of high development returns, whether directly or indirectly. The minister explained that the mid­term drive policies have been linked to international indexes and sustainable development goals, stressing that for the plan to work out, everyone, including development partners and citizens, should share development responsibility.

Internationally, the cabinet offered heartfelt condolences to Denmark over the victims of a train accident, which left a number of people dead or injured, along with Russia over the victims of a recent apartment building collapse.

Source: KUNA

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