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Kuwaiti defense minister says critical government agenda lies ahead
April 19, 2018, 11:13 am
First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah

Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said on Wednesday that a work plan submitted to parliament would come under close government scrutiny to ensure cooperation across the national spectrum.

The minister's remarks came during a session of parliament to examine the government's sustained development plan for the 15th legislative term, which he said is on course to meet its objectives.

"The government will submit to parliament a series of executive plans in no more than six months' time," Sheikh Nasser said, pointing out that the government has already laid out its plan of action based on a national vision for the year 2035.

The Kuwaiti defense minister explained that the plan revolves around structural reforms in ministries and other state bodies, saying that the government welcomes any feedback from parliament in that vein. He added that much emphasis will be placed on a strategy the government has put in place to stamp out corruption in a bid to "protect public funds and state properties."

"Providing a business environment conducive for foreign investment is also among top priorities," he continued, which in turn, "leads to economic growth and ample job opportunities for Kuwaiti youth."

The defense chief went on to reveal that the reforms also include changes to the country's education and healthcare systems, citing a national plan to develop Kuwaiti islands which could spark an employment boom.

The Kuwaiti minister stressed a vision of "an ultra-developed and utopian society" that would help catapult his country into the upper echelons of the world.

Source: KUNA

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