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Kuwait won’t compromise on protecting oil facilities: minister

Interior Ministry, KPC sign protocol to enhance security cooperation

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s security forces stand ready to safeguard the country’s oil facilities, a minister said yesterday in the wake of recent attacks on oil tankers in the world’s most strategic waterway for oil shipments. The remarks by Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah came during his meeting with the CEO of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Hashim Hashim, read an interior ministry statement. The talks, which yielded a cooperation deal signed between the ministry and KPC, revolved around matters of mutual concern, added the statement. The deal is part of efforts to enhance information exchange through greater interaction with government bodies, according to the Interior Ministry’s Undersecretary Lt Gen Essam Al-Naham. The KPC official applauded the interior ministry for its commitment to national security, pointing out that the company’s relationship with the ministry has grown over the years. The Interior Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs and Operations Maj Gen Jamal Al-Sayegh also attended the meeting. – KUNA

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