Kuwait gov’t discuss compensations for people affected by rainfall

The government of Kuwait discussed Monday a report about compensations for people whose properties were damaged by heavy rainfall in the country.

Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh briefed the cabinet about compensations for damages in buildings, vehicles or personal belongings, Deputy Premier and Minister of State for Cabinet Anas Al-Saleh said in a statement. He made the statement following a cabinet meeting, chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

Al-Sabeeh also briefed cabinet about repairing damage caused by rain in Sabah Al-Ahmad city, Al-Mangaf underpass and King Fahad Highway. Meanwhile, the government assigned Kuwait Investment Authority to study establishment of a state company with a mandate of establishing infrastructure for the communication sector.

On the other hand, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah briefed the cabinet about outcome of a recent visit by Austranian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, and her talks with officials regarding relations between the European Union, Kuwait and the GCC. Kneissl, said Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled, appreciated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s role in solving conflicts.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled also briefed the cabinet about a recent visit by Argentinian Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie and the talks he held with the senior government officials. He then talked about outcome of the visit by Alistair Burt, British Minister for Middle East, to co- chair Kuwait-Britain joint committee.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled briefed the cabinet about the visit of German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, whose discussions with Kuwaiti officials aimed at developing humanitarian partnership with the aim of making international aid more effective and efficient.