KUWAIT: CABINET APPROVES JUVENILE DRAFT LAW

KUWAIT, Sept 8 — The Cabinet, at its weekly session held on Sunday, approved a draft law for juvenile welfare and forwarded it to the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for referring it to the National Assembly.

The approval came after the Cabinet was briefed with recommendations of the legal affairs committee tasked with reviewing discrepancies of the three-decade old law.

Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Justice Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, reading a statement following the session chaired by the Premier Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, said that the Cabinet was also briefed on the letter received by Sheikh Sabah from Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam, which dealt with good bilateral relations and means to develop them on all levels.

The Cabinet was also notified with the forming of a delegation to accompany the Premier to the United Kingdom and United States; starting tomorrow (Monday).

The delegation is to include First Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Justice Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah.

The Cabinet then discussed a report by the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development on the ‘legislative’ status for priorities’ agenda for the two branches; executive and legislative, as well as laws being currently examined by parliamentary committees.

Latest regional and international political affairs and developments were also discussed during the session.

SOURCE: KUNA