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Kuwaiti Cabinet discuss plans for full online state procedures
March 4, 2014, 9:53 am

Kuwait's Cabinet discussed steps to apply the "E-Gate" government online website, which will lessen the dependency on paper documents for procedures, in a step aimed at cutting red tape.

The move will aim to "support the comprehensive path for development and modernization," said an official statement read out by State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, which added that the move will be implemented across all state ministries and bodies.

In their weekly session at Sief Palace on Monday evening, ministers were briefed on a Central Agency for Information Technology report, presented by both its Director General Abdullateef Al-Saraya and the Minister of Communications Issa Al-Kanderi on the matter.

The website - - will provide around-the-clock government services, in addition to information and local regulations to nationals, expatriates, businesses and visitors.
It will also offer the ability to pay fees and penalties online - either by e-mail or teleconferencing - or over the phone, according to the briefing.

The briefing went on to discuss obstacles facing the project, and was followed by the appointment of First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah as the head of a committee tasked with its implementation.

His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah declared His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's operation in the US a success, after a personal phone call he had made to the Amir.

Ministers were also briefed on a message addressed to His Highness the Amir from Lebanon's ex-prime minister Fouad Siniora, who expressed gratitude over the warm reception he had received during a recent visit to Kuwait.

They were also presented with a message addressed to His Highness the Prime Minister from his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault. The message discussed boosting the already existing bilateral relations.

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