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KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Dr Sheikh Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah presides over the Cabinet meeting. – KUNA photos
KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Dr Sheikh Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah presides over the Cabinet meeting. – KUNA photos
Cabinet reviews executive and legislative committee meeting
Council of ministers rejects cancellation of price liberalization

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Cabinet held its weekly meeting at Seif Palace on Monday. The meeting was chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Dr Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah. It highlighted the recent committee coordination meeting between the executive and legislative branches. After the meeting, Minister of Social Affairs, Family, and Childhood Affairs and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Feras Saud Al-Sabah said the following: During the meeting, the ministers reviewed a recently held coordination committee meeting between the government and parliament in the National Assembly.

The committee meeting was attended by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ahmad Abdulaziz Al-Saadoun, His Highness the Premier Sheikh Dr Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, and a number of ministers and members of parliament (MPs). The Premier confirmed that there is almost a parliamentary government consensus on what should be done during the next period, noting that the government is currently preparing its agenda, which will be presented to the National Assembly, expressing the government’s aspirations that such a program will satisfy the Kuwaiti people and achieve their ambitions.

Sheikh Feras added that the Prime Minister affirmed during the Cabinet meeting the government’s keenness to enhance cooperation, coordination, and fruitful work between the executive and legislative branches. In compliance with the provisions of Article 98 of the Constitution, the government shall submit its work program immediately after its formation.

The Cabinet also reviewed a visual presentation submitted by the ministerial committee charged with following up on the government’s agenda and work. The Council of Ministers decided to assign the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development to prepare a draft of the government’s program in preparation for referring it to the National Assembly.

Price liberalization

The Council of Ministers asked the Ministry of Commerce to submit an urgent action plan to confront the high inflation rate, the justifications for its rise, and practical steps to address the price increase, despite the fact that the ministry is conducting continuous inspection and monitoring campaigns. Informed sources reported that the Council of Ministers is tackling the increasing prices. “The Council does not intend to liberalize prices, as it is still adhering to this decision taken since the Corona crisis,” the sources said, pointing out that the Council questioned the Minister of Commerce Abdullah Al-Jaw’an on the unjustified price increase. The sources said that Commerce will present his extensive and comprehensive report at the Cabinet meeting next week. — KUNA

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