KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah urged the new cabinet ministers to give top priority to Kuwait’s best interest, pay attention to citizens’ needs and work on implementing the law and state regulations.
His Highness the Amir made that statement after he received at Bayan Palace yesterday, in the presence of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah who presented to His Highness new cabinet members. Present were also newly-reshuffled Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of State for Services’ Affairs Khaled Al-Roudhan and Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Housing Affairs Dr Jenan Ramadan Boushehri.
His Highness the Prime Minister presented Minister of Justice and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Dr Fahad Al-Afasi, Oil Minister and Minister of Electricity and Water Khaled Al-Fadhel, Minister of Social Affairs Saad Al-Kharaz, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Fahad Al-Shaala and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Mariam Al-Aqeel, who took oath on the occasion of their appointment in their new posts. His Highness the Amir congratulated the new cabinet members, appreciating their acceptance to take part in the new lineup.
The swear-in ceremony was attended by Minister of Amiri Diwan Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh, Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Undersecretary of the Amiri Diwan and Director of the Office of His Highness the Amir Ahmad Fahad Al-Fahd and Acting Secretary General for Cabinet Affairs Advisor Wael Al-Asousi.
Meanwhile, His Highness the Crown Prince congratulated the newly appointed ministers on the precious trust granted to them by His Highness the Amir and His Highness the Prime Minister, praying to Allah Almighty that they would succeed in carrying their new responsibilities in order to fulfill a comprehensive development of the dear nation under the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir.
Amir receives medics
In other news, His Highness the Amir received Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Basel Humoud Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, President of the Kuwait Medical Association (KMA) Dr Ahmad Al-Enezi and their board of directors. During the meeting, His Highness the Amir expressed appreciation to their work and achievements, wishing them more success. Furthermore, His Highness the Amir said that he appreciated his compatriot physicians’ ‘limitless’ dedication to the welfare of humanity, commending Kuwaiti doctors for their altruistic tendencies.
Amid the encounter, the Kuwaiti health minister suggested designating ‘Kuwaiti Doctor Day’ as an occasion to appreciate their unwavering commitment towards humanitarian causes. Introducing an excellence award christened after His Highness the Kuwaiti Amir was also among initiatives considered as part of efforts to support Kuwaiti doctors, Enezi said. KMA Board of Trustees members Ali Al-Mousawi and Ahmad Al-Rashidi were equally grateful as well, hailing the many accomplishments of Kuwaiti physicians in recent years.
His Highness the Amir also met with His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, the outgoing UAE Ambassador to Kuwait Rahma Hussein Al Zaabi, as well as the former Deputy Secretary for Regional and GCC Affairs Hamad Ahmad Al-Amer, who gave His Highness the Amir a two-part book entitled ‘The GGCC Interests and Challenges.’
In the meantime, His Highness the Crown Prince received Municipal Council Chairman Osama Humoud Al-Otaibi and his deputy Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-Mehri. During the encounter, the two senior municipal officials presented to His Highness the Crown Prince a copy of a special publication on the history of the Municipal Council since 1932.His Highness the Crown Prince thanked them for the publication, wishing them all the best.
His Highness the Crown Prince also received the representatives of Kuwait’s national students union and branch members of Kuwait University, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Egypt, Canada and Australia. His Highness the Crown Prince wished them success in their academic careers, and urged the students to remain diligent in pursuit of their goals, saying that education is the cornerstone of developed societies.
His Highness the Crown Prince also reassured the youngsters about the Kuwaiti leadership’s unyielding support, urging them to keep pushing forward to attain academic glory. His Highness the Crown Prince’s Diwan undersecretary for local affairs Sheikh Ahmad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah attended the meeting. Also yesterday, His Highness the Crown received His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad. – KUNA