Kuwaiti Cabinet holds weekly session

Kuwait’s Cabinet held its weekly session headed by Acting Prime Minister and Defence Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al­Ahmad Al­Sabah. Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al­Saleh revealed the contents of the discussions in a Cabinet statement.The talks began as the ministers welcomed the visit of Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz.

They were then briefed on a visit to Kuwait by UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov. The UN official expressed gratitude and appreciation for the historic role assumed by Kuwait in support of the Middle East affair, read the statement. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al­Hamad Al­Sabah briefed the ministers on his attendance of a recent Arab League urgent meeting on Palestine.

During the talks, Arab ministers announced their fierce rejection of any proposed plan or deal on Palestine that does not comply with UN resolutions. He also commended Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech that praises Kuwait’s supportive role as a Security Council member of Palestinian affairs. The Cabinet reiterated that the planned interpellation of Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al­Saleh, requested by two lawmakers, is a constitutional right granted to every National Assembly member.

In relation to international affairs, the ministers hailed as an accomplishment Saudi Arabia’s success in foiling a planned terrorist attack by four IS members. They also pledged Kuwait’s support of all Saudi efforts aimed at tackling terrorism and ensuring the security and stability of the Kingdom and the region.

In turn, they announced their fierce condemnation of the recent multiple explosive attacks that targeted churches and hotels across Sri Lanka, leading to hundreds of deaths and injuries. The ministers also expressed sorrow over the fire that struck Notre­ Dame Cathedral in Paris, leading to heavy losses in the structure, regarded an important religious, cultural and historic icon.