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Parliament Speaker hails his meeting with His Highness Amir as 'frank, transparent'
May 5, 2014, 9:11 am
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National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim

National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said on Sunday that his meeting with His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah today was characterized by "openness, transparency and disclosure", and discussed issues which concern the country and citizens.

Al-Ghanim said in a statement that he had the privilege today to have met with His Highness the Amir, adding that as usual, the meeting was "frank and transparent." He said that he listened with interest to His Highness the Amir's views and wise directives aimed for the best interest of the homeland and citizens.

He said His Highness the Amir stressed, during the meeting, several points and asked him to convey them to the Kuwaiti people, chiefly, his full and unlimited confidence in the role of the National Assembly in making pieces of legislation and monitoring cabinet ministers' performance, affirming that His Highness the Amir emphasized that there is no intention to dissolve the parliament and that this matter is out of question.

Al-Ghanim added that the decision to dissolve the National Assembly is in the hands of His Highness the Amir alone, quoting His Highness the Amir as calling on the nation's lawmakers to complete the process of work and cooperation with the executive authority to achieve the ambitions and aspirations of the citizens to a better future for the dear country.

He stated that His Highness the Amir emphasized that all schemes aiming to undermine the stability of the Kuwaiti society would never succeed, stressing the importance of working under the umbrella of the Constitution.

He added that His Highness the Amir asked him to inform the members of the National Assembly that they still have to work harder in order to achieve accomplishments for the sake of the nation and the citizens.

Al-Ghanim concluded by appreciating His Highness the Amir's call for working under the umbrella of the Constitution and shoring up state institutions.

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