KUWAIT: HH the Amir with Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah.
HH Sheikh Nawaf Al-Sabah with Sheikh Thamer Ali Al-Sabah.
HH the Crown Prince with Dr Ibhrahim Al-Duaij Al-Sabah — KUNA photos
Amir, Crown Prince
receive Foreign Minister
KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah AlAhmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Seif Palace
yesterday the First Deputy Prime Minister and
Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled AlHamad Al-Sabah.
Also yesterday, HH the Crown Prince Sheikh
Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received
Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah at Seif Palace.
HH the Crown Prince also received Dr Ibhrahim
Al-Duaij Al-Sabah and Chief of National Security
Apparatus Sheikh Thamer Ali Sabah Al-Salem AlSabah.
Meanwhile, HH the Prime Minister Sheikh
Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received,
at Seif Palace yesterday, Audit Bureau Chairman
Abdulaziz Al-Adsani. The chairman handed HH
the Premier the Diwan’s report about revision of
the State final accounts and budget covering the
2013-2014 fiscal year.
In other news, Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah
Al-Khaled received a written message from his
Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukry, dealing
with bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and issues of joint concern. — KUNA
HH the Prime Minister receives the Audit Bureau’s report from Abdulaziz Al-Adsani.
New army chief of staff,
sports law amendments okayed
Cabinet holds weekly meeting
KUWAIT: HH the Prime Minister chairs the Cabinet’s
meeting yesterday. — KUNA
KUWAIT: The Cabinet, in its weekly meeting
held at Seif Palace yesterday, approved the
appointment of a new chief of staff for the
Kuwaiti army and the amendment of sports
bodies law.
Upon a recommendation from the Deputy
Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh
Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, the Cabinet
endorsed the appointment of Lieutenant
General Mohammad Khaled Al-Kheder as a new
chief of staff of the Kuwaiti Army, said Minister
of Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Justice
Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah following the cabinet meeting, headed by His
Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber
Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah pointed out
that the Cabinet also discussed and approved a
draft law amending sports bodies law No 42 of
1978 to address the loopholes emerged in the
application of the current law in the past years.
The new bill was referred to HH the Amir Sheikh
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to approve
and send it to the National Assembly for deliberations and approval. The Cabinet also
reviewed the follow-up reports of the General
Secretariat of the Supreme Council of Planning
and Development on fiscal year 2012/2013 and
the first half of fiscal year 2013/2014.
In this regard, Minister of Social Affairs and
Law and Minister of State for Planning and
Development Affairs Hend Al-Sabeeh made a
presentation about the main points in the
reports, especially the evaluation of the pace
of work at the mega development projects
and the challenges facing the development
plans and role of each government body to
overcome such challenges.
Bilateral relations
Earlier, the Cabinet was briefed on letters
addressed to HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah from Yemeni
President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, French
President Francois Hollande and Central
African Republic’s Interim President Catherine
Samba-Panza. The letters have focused on
bilateral relations and means to boost them.
The Cabinet was apprised of a letter sent
to HH the Amir from Turkish President and
Chairman of the Organization of Islamic
Cooperation (OIC)’s Standing Committee for
Economic and Commercial Cooperation
(COMCEC) Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The letter
included an invitation to HH the Amir to
attend the 30th session of COMCEC, to be
hosted by Istanbul next month.
The Cabinet was also briefed about a letter
addressed to HH the Amir by UN Secretary
General Ban Ki-moon. In his letter, the UN
chief invited HH Amir to attend the 3rd World
Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015
in Japan. For his part, First Deputy Prime
Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah
Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah informed the
cabinet about the outcome of his visit to Iraq
ahead of an Arab League delegation Sunday
and the talks he held with Iraqi President Fuad
Al-Masum and other senior officials.
Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled also informed the
cabinet about the deliberations and outcome
of the fourth Gulf Cooperation Council-UK
strategic dialogue meeting which was held in
Kuwait last week. The cabinet discussed the
latest regional and international political
developments. — KUNA
In yesterday’s issue of Kuwait Times, the
captions and photos on Page 2 were
wrongly placed. Kuwait Times deeply
regrets the error.