KUWAIT, Sept 30 – The Kuwaiti cabinet has decided to revoke the citizenship of 18 nationals, in line with Article 13 and Article 21 of the Nationality Law.

The decree was announced by Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Justice, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, following a weekly cabinet meeting, held at Bayan Palace, under the chairmanship of Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

The cabinet has also approved a draft decree, granting citizenship to Nasser Al-Hussein, as per Article Five of the Nationality Law, he added.

The decrees were taken upon recommendations submitted by a high-level naturalisation committee, headed by Deputy Prime Minister, Interior Minister and Acting Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, he said.

Meanwhile, the cabinet approved a draft decree, authorising an international science and technology university in Kuwait, and another draft decree okaying a memo of understanding between Kuwait and Iran, on bilateral tourist cooperation, the cabinet minister noted.

On Kuwaiti efforts to protect intellectual property, the ministers listened to a presentation from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce and Industry, Abdulmohsen Al-Madaj, on achievements and pieces of legislation made in this regard.

At the onset of the meeting, the cabinet congratulated the Amir, the Crown Prince, the Kuwaiti people and both Arab and Muslim nations on Eid Al-Adha, which falls on Saturday.

The ministers then reviewed two letters sent to the Amir from the presidents of Angola and Honduras, on ways and means of promoting and developing bilateral relations.

They then discussed the outcome of a recent official tour by First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Palestine and France; mainly involving an all-out strategy to fight the Islamic State (IS) and other terrorist groups, as well as, efforts for holding an international conference on Gaza reconstruction.

Sheikh Sabah Khaled also apprised the ministers, of the outcome of his participation in a recent international conference for Iraq’s peace and security held in Paris, the cabinet minister pointed out.

The cabinet finally discussed several political reports on the current Arab and international developments