Kuwait Cabinet denounces incessant Houthi attacks against Saudi Arabia

Kuwait’s Cabinet on Monday strongly denounced the continued attacks by the Houthi militia against civilian targets in Saudi Arabia. — Kuwait News Agency photo

Kuwait Cabinet on Monday strongly denounced the continued attacks by the Houthi militia against civilian targets in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait News Agency reported.

The persistence of such drone and missile attacks runs counter to the rules of international law and norms. Besides, undermining the security of the entire region. Thus necessitating an immediate international response, the Cabinet stressed; renewing Kuwait’s support to Saudi Arabia in all acts it might take to protect its security and stability.

The Kuwait Cabinet expressed resentment at the continued publication of cartoons insulting Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

The Cabinet echoed the statement of the OIC denouncing such cartoons and all slanderous acts against holy faith or religious symbols.

Prophet’s birthday

At the outset of the weekly meeting at Seif Palace on Monday, the Cabinet congratulated the Kuwaiti emir; the crown prince; Kuwaiti people; and the Muslim nations on the occasion of the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) birthday, due to fall on Thursday.

The Cabinet reviewed the guidelines; set forth by Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah in his address to the last session of the outgoing parliament last Tuesday.

The Cabinet knew about the resignation of Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affair Mohammad Nasser Al-Jabri.

They were also apprised of two decrees nominating Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah as acting minister of information; and Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Nasser Al-Roudhan as acting minister of youth.

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh made a presentation on the efforts underway to set the stage for the legislative elections; including the registration of candidates and how to guard against the spread of COVID-19 during the electoral process.

Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah made a presentation about the latest statistics relating to coronavirus inside and outside Kuwait. In addition to the preventive measures to face up to the second wave of the pandemic.

Vaccines provision

He also briefed the Cabinet on the efforts of his ministry to ensure the provision of vaccines against the viral illness and the formation of an interagency committee to supervise the operation of a mechanism for vaccination in keeping with the health safeguards.

The Kuwait Cabinet also welcomed the signing by the Libyan parties of the ceasefire agreement at the end of the fourth UN-sponsored session of the joint military commission held in Geneva on Oct. 19-23.

They voiced hope for the success of the efforts of the UN envoy to Libya and all stakeholders to reach a political solution to the conflict; restore security and stability in the country; and realize the aspirations of the brotherly people of Libya.

The Kuwait Cabinet also hailed the truce deal reached by Azerbaijan and Armenia. Besides, the efforts recently made by the United States to de-escalate the conflict in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

They expressed hope that the two countries would be able to reach a political settlement to the dispute. Besides, restoring security, stability and peace in the region.