Kuwait gov’t discuss recent state visits, approves deals with Jordan, Egypt

His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah chairs the cabinet weekly meeting.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al- Sabah briefed the cabinet Monday about a recent visit of Mauritanian President Mohammad Ould Abdulaziz, who held summit talks with His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah over challenges in Middle East.

The cabinet, chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, welcomed positive outcome of the visit and hoped relations with Mauritanian would further develop to new levels, Deputy Premier and Minister of State for Cabinet Anas Al-Saleh said in a statement.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled also briefed the cabinet about recent higher committee meeting with Bahrain which resulted in signature of memoranda of understanding and executive programs on custom, e-trade, culture and art, environment protection and agriculture, in addition to an MoU between state news agencies and chambers of commerce and industry.

The cabinet, meanwhile, approved amendments to a 1991 decree to ban possession of hunting air-rifles, changes to criminal law over bribes.They agreed to change the name of Society College to the American International College (AIC).

The cabinet, said Al-Saleh, approved cooperation cultural cooperation agreement with Jordan, and manpower accord with Egypt.They expressed support for Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Mohammad Al-Jabri who would be facing a grilling by MPs Mohammad Al-Dallal, Adel Al-Damkhi and Riyadh Al-Adsani.