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MPs, Ministers discuss regional updates at closed-door meeting
April 2, 2015, 8:22 am
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National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim chairs a closed-door meeting at the Parliament in presence of a number of MPs and Ministers.

National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim chaired a closed-door meeting at the Parliament Wednesday, in presence of a number of MPs and Ministers, to discuss the recent developments in Yemen and the participation of Kuwaiti air forces in military operations to defend the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

During the meeting, Ministers gave an explanation on the latest political, military, and security developments in the region, while attending senior military commanders provided a briefing on the latest military developments in Yemen and the extent of defensive military operations being carried out by Kuwaiti air force, Al-Ghanim said in a press statement.

The meeting also stressed the importance of home front protection, national unity on political and social levels, and standing as one behind the directions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, he added.

The meeting was attended by First Deputy Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Sabah, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah, and Minister of Oil and State Minister for National Assembly Affairs Dr. Ali Al-Omair.

Kuwait is taking part in the military operation dubbed Decisive Storm against Houthi militias in Yemen. Saudi Arabia is leading in Yemen a coalition of more than ten countries to protect the Yemeni people and their legitimate government from the Houthis at the request of Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi. The operation in Yemen seeks stability for that country and is in defense of Saudi Arabia.

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