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Kuwait welcomes Saudi Crown Prince’s visit, sets date for parliament resumption

Great opportunity to exchange views over issues of mutual interest

KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah presides over the cabinet weekly meeting. — KUNA

KUWAIT: The government of Kuwait yesterday congratulated the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the Saudi people for the Kingdom’s national day and welcomed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s upcoming visit to Kuwait. The visit is part of deep-rooted relations between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, and would be a great opportunity to exchange views over a host of issues of mutual interest, as well as further cementing cooperation at different levels, Deputy Premier and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said in a statement after the cabinet meeting.

The meeting was chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. The cabinet members were informed about His Highness the Prime Minister’s trip to New York to represent His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to the UN General Assembly’s 73rd Session. HH the Prime Minister will be accompanied by Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh, Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Bassel Al-Sabah, Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Hamed Al-Azmi.

In other news, the date for the start of the National Assembly’s third regular session of the 15th legislative term has been finalized for October 30th, Kuwait’s top lawmaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem said yesterday.”After much consultation with all lawmakers and the government, we have agreed that parliament will officially resume on October 30,” Al-Ghanim told the press.

The cabinet, meanwhile, approved a draft law over the right to have access to information with the aim of boost in transparency and fighting corruption, as well as the executive bylaw of the conflict of interest law. The cabinet assigned several government bodies to tackle water ponds in Sabah Al-Ahmad Area and took note of a KD two million donation from the Ali Abdulwahab Al-Mutawa company to buy medicine for cancer patients and approved a draft decree to hold the 3rd term of the 15th legislative session of the parliament on October 30. – KUNA

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