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Cabinet re-deplores Saudi attacks
July 12, 2016, 8:04 am

The Kuwaiti Cabinet on Monday reaffirmed condemnation of recent attacks in Saudi Arabia, which left several people dead or wounded. During its routine weekly meeting chaired by Acting Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the cabinet renewed Kuwait's rejection of terrorist acts that contravene all heavenly religions and human values and norms, Minister of Information and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Houmoud Al-Sabah said.

The cabinet also reiterated Kuwait's support to all measures taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in order to maintain its security and stability, the minister said in a press statement following the meeting.

In this context, it emphasized that efforts should be exerted to protect Muslim societies from the perils of external ideologies that target everyone indiscriminately, urging the international community to exert concerted efforts to fight terrorism and various terrorist organizations, he added.

The cabinet offered sincere condolences to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Saudi people over the victims of the bombings, praying that Allay Almighty would bestow mercy and forgiveness on the souls of the victims. It also wished those wounded a quick recovery and Saudi Arabia safety and security.

Afterwards, the cabinet reviewed a report by the intellectual property rights protection committee on joint efforts by the ministries of interior, information and health and the General Administration of Customs to protect intellectual property rights.

The ministers also listened to a briefing by Minister of Commerce and Industry Yousef Al-Ali on ways of eliminating all forms of intellectual property right violations and putting relevant laws in place effectively.

Al-Ali said his ministry has completed a strategy to develop the intellectual property sector, respond to all complaints on fake commodities, and boost consumers' public awareness of fake commodity hazards.

Kuwait has joined the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), he said, adding that his ministry has installed Internet Prospect Acceleration System (IPAS) which contributes to linking the ministry and the GCC Secretariat's Patent Office.

At the onset of the customary meeting, the cabinet was apprised of a letter sent to His Highness the Amir from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, thanking His Highness the Amir for attending a recent world humanitarian summit held in Istanbul and inviting him to visit Turkey in the near future.

The ministers also reviewed a letter sent to His Highness the Amir from Iraqi parliament speaker Salim Al-Jabouri, voicing satisfaction with the outcomes of his recent visit to Kuwait.

Source: KUNA

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