Amir issues decree to form Cabinet as Assembly opens

Sheikh Sabah hosts new ministers, expresses good wishes

KUWAIT: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah receives HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and the ministers of the newly-formed Cabinet yesterday. — KUNA

KUWAIT: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issued a decree yesterday to form the new Cabinet. The Amir congratulated HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah for accepting and bearing the premiership’s responsibility, wishing him success in his tasks. Meanwhile, HH the Amir will today open the first session of the National Assembly’s 15th legislative term at 10:00 am.

Sheikh Sabah later hosted the newly-formed Cabinet at the Amiri Airport, where Sheikh Jaber presented HH the Amir the new ministers. The Amir praised the tremendous efforts exerted by the prime minister to form the new Cabinet, praising the efforts exerted by the ministers for bearing such a responsibility with all dedication and loyalty, hoping they will successful in performing their duties.

The Amir said in a cable that “great responsibilities and ambitious economic aspirations sought by the homeland and citizens are awaiting you, which requires tremendous efforts to be harnessed to speed up the pace of development in the country”. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad added that this will only be achieved through working as a team, positive cooperation between the legislative and executive authorities as well as mutual keenness to tackle issues of citizens’ concerns.

HH Sheikh Sabah also said that he is fully confident in the ability of the ministers to bear the responsibility, urging them to work on resolving problems affecting the citizens and facilitating tasks, according to laws and regulations. HH the Prime Minister expressed deep gratitude to HH the Amir for tasking him, anew, with forming the Cabinet “while we are at the threshold of a new phase in the march of development and prosperity, under your sagacious leadership and guidelines; this depicts the precious confidence you have accorded in me and the brothers, the ministers, who have accepted to cooperate for fulfilling the duties in the most satisfactory manner that may appease His Almighty, Your Highness and all citizens of Kuwait.”

Sheikh Jaber, who took the oath in front of HH the Amir and HH the Crown Prince, said he, along with the ministers, is honored to shoulder the responsibility under the critical circumstances in the history of precious Kuwait and in an atmosphere distinguished with popular participation and re-embracing democracy as a method and mode of action, in the face of various challenges.”

Sheikh Jaber expressed hope he will succeed in realizing the Kuwaiti people’s aspirations, outlook and constructive instructions of HH the Amir for pushing forward the process of construction, development, combating corruption and reforms for the sake of further progress and prominence.” — KUNA

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