Kuwaiti Cabinet reviews measures to quickly address bedoons situation

Ministers review Government Performance Follow-Up Apparatus report for 2018

KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah briefed his cabinet on the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to take the necessary measures to quickly address the situation of ‘bedoons’ or stateless residents in the best interest of the country. In this regard, the Cabinet reviewed the report of the central agency addressing the status of illegal residents, praising the efforts exerted by the head of the agency and its entire staff. This came in statement made by Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh following the Cabinet’s weekly, meeting which took place on Monday and headed by His Highness the Prime Minister.

Combating corruption
Meanwhile, Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Housing Affairs Jenan Boushehri noted that a number of leaders and officials in the Ministry of Public Works and the General Authority for Roads and Land Transport have been referred to the Public Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha). The Cabinet hailed the measures taken by Nazaha, wishing its entire employees to succeed in the performance of their duties in combating corruption. The Kuwaiti Cabinet also reviewed the annual report of the Government Performance Follow-Up Apparatus for the year 2018. In this regard, the Head of the Government Performance Follow-Up Apparatus, Sheikh Ahmad Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, presented to the Cabinet the work results of the apparatus during 2018. In the meantime, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah briefed ministers on the results of the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Djibouti Mahmoud Ali Yusuf, which aimed at discussing the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Deep concern
On the international level, the Cabinet expressed deep concern over the seizure of a British tanker by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, calling on all sides to exercise restraint, calling on the international community to intensify efforts to reduce tension in this vital region. Meanwhile, the Cabinet strongly condemned the continued attacks by the Houthi militias on Saudi Arabia, which is a flagrant violation of international law, affirming Kuwait’s stand with the kingdom and its support for all measures taken to maintain its security and stability. It also condemned the attack in Irbil, Iraq in which a Turkish diplomat and at least another victim was killed. The Kuwaiti Cabinet denounced the bombing incident in front of the University of Kabul in Afghanistan, as well as attacks that targeted a police station and hospital in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Sunday, which resulted in the death and injury of a number of innocent victims. – KUNA

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