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Rationalization will not target low-income citizens: minister
November 29, 2014, 8:28 am

Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al- Mubarak Al-Sabah affirmed Wednesday that the rationalization program for some of the budget’s sections does not target include low-income citizens. Sheikh Mohammad made the comments to reporters while attending a ceremony held at the Lebanese Embassy on the occasion of the Republic’s 71st Independence Day.

The program targets repeated bonuses for some leaders and financial allocations for official missions, he said, noting that a number of international institutions confirmed that Kuwait’s financial situation is currently far better than other countries.

Meanwhile, the Minister said that the Islamic State (ISIL) insurgency group poses major dangers to the entire region as no country can stay immune from the threat. Kuwait has taken all types of measures and preparations to deal seriously with any action that risks the safety of its lands.

Separately, he praised the depth of historic relations between Kuwait and Lebanon, expressing hope for further prosperity and development in the two countries. He also mentioned that a senior UN official has said, in a letter he sent to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah a couple of days ago, that Kuwait has contributed significantly in alleviating the suffering of Syrian refugees, and comes at the forefront of countries in honoring its commitments toward supporting the Syrian people.

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