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Kuwait examines military enrollment for martyrs' sons
March 20, 2017, 9:00 am

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Sunday ordered concerned personnel to examine a proposal to enroll in the ministry sons of martyrs and those who had taken part in "Arab wars" as well as the war for the liberation of Kuwait.

The ministry said in a statement that the proposal concerns sons of personnel who had served for 30 years and registered in the 1965 census, in appreciation for their devotion and sacrifices for serving the homeland.

The proposal has been introduced "due to current circumstances and new projects that require additional manpower," the ministry statement said.

This issue has been considered at a meeting of top officers -- chaired by the Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled. Chief of the National Service Authority Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Salem Al-Omairi briefed participants about Law 20/2015 concerning the national military services, to be effective on May 10th.

For his part, the assistant chief of staff for manpower, Maj. Gen. Khaled Madhi Al-Shemmari, presented information about the army manpower, combat readiness and statistical figures about applicants for the service over the past three years.

In this respect, the minister has given instructions to "remove all obstacles" to pave way for execution according to schedules, as stipulated by relevant laws.

Source: KUNA

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