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Cabinet reviews Al- Araby's message on 'Arab chiefs of staff' meeting
April 14, 2015, 9:02 am

The cabinet Monday reviewed a message from Secretary-General of the Arab League Nabil Al-Araby to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, including an invitation to the first meeting of Arab chiefs of staff.

The meeting, slated for 22 April at the League’s headquarters in Cairo, will discuss details of a proposed Arab unified force agreed upon by the 26th Summit recently held in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh, to counter security threats to the region.

Ministers at yesterday’s cabinet meeting, held at Seif Palace, were also notified of a message from Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to H.H. the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on enhancing bilateral ties in all fields, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al- Mubarak Al-Sabah said in a press statement.

Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al- Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah who chaired the meeting informed the cabinet of the outcome of his talks with Djibouti’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahmoud Ali Yusuf.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled and Yusuf discussed means of bolstering bilateral ties in all fields, latest developments on the regional and international scenes, and other issues of common concern, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah said.

The cabinet was also briefed on arrangements for Kuwait’s pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, to be held in the Italian city of Milan in May. The account was offered by Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Hmoud Al-Sabah and members of the higher committee supervising the pavilion.

Kuwait’s pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 will highlight the country’s leading humanitarian and development role, as well as civilized image, under His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Salman told the meeting. Later, the meeting approved and referred to H.H. the Amir draft bills for two cooperation agreements and an MoU, based on recommendations by the Legal Affairs Committee.

These include a maritime transport accord with Turkey and arrangements for establishing a logistics support database with Canada in addition to a MoU with the UN Development program(UNDP), the Cabinet Affairs Minister noted. They will be later referred to the National Assembly. The ministers concluded by reviewing the topics on the agenda of the National Assembly, and reports on the current Arab and international political developments, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah noted.

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