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Feb 27 declared holiday, 5 day off for National & Liberation Days
February 11, 2014, 1:17 pm

The cabinet held Monday its weekly meeting at Seif Palace, under Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
Following the meeting, Minister of Information, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Acting Minister of Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah made a statement on the meeting's deliberations and outcome.

In his statement, Sheikh Salman stated that the ministers, at the beginning of their meeting, reviewed the letters addressed to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah from President of Senegal Macky Sall, President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Percy Rajapaksa and Sri Lankan Minister of Economy Rishad Bathiyutheen.

These letters focused on bilateral relations between Kuwait and the three friendly countries and means to bolster them, Sheikh Salman said.
He added the ministers were briefed about a letter sent to His Highness the Amir from President of Cape Verde Jorge Carlos Fonseca including a new invitation to His Highness the Amir to visit Cape Verde.

They were also apprised of a letter addressed to His Highness the Amir from UN Resident Coordinator in Kuwait Mubashar Sheikh. In his letter, the UN official congratulated His Highness the Amir on the success of Kuwait-hosted second aid pledging conference for Syria donors on January 15.
The ministers reviewed a letter sent to His Highness the Amir by Grand Sheikh of Cairo-based Al-Azhar Dr. Ahmad Al-Tayyeb. In his letter, Al-Tayyeb said he is looking forward to visiting Kuwait soon in response to the official invitation to him to discuss bolstering religious cooperation between Al-Azhar and Kuwaiti religious institutions.

The cabinet approved a request from Kuwaiti citizen Mohammad Abdulrahman Al-Bahr to donate KD 8 million to finance the establishment of Dental Hospital at Al-Murqab neighborhood. The ministers thanked Al-Bahr for his initiative which reflects social solidarity among Kuwaitis. The cabinet agreed on a proposal for declaring Thursday, February 27, 2014 an official holiday for all state bodies. Then, the ministers mulled the main issues on the agenda of the upcoming sessions of the National Assembly.

They also touched upon the latest political developments in the Arab region and the world. In this regard, the ministers congratulated Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki on the endorsement of the new constitution.

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