Gearing up for any emergency, solidarity needed – Kuwait’s PM

KUWAIT We are managing the crisis as long as it takes, said His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Tuesday.

His Highness’s remark came during his meeting with senior commanders at the Ministry of Defense; spearheaded by Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled, during the meeting, conveyed greetings of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, as well as salutations of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for the Forces’ “great” technical and logistic support in the ongoing ‘battle’ against the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), mainly the Air Force.

“The Defense Ministry has been an integral part of the state’s emergency plan, since day one,” His Highness pointed out, stressing that the current crisis requires “solidarity and understanding from all regarding countermeasures being taken.” His Highness also appreciated contributions and cooperation of the private sector in the ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

He also highly commended the thousands of young Kuwaitis who flocked centers to volunteer and help the state, which proved what they are made of.

His Highness the Premier concluded by reiterating the dire need to abide by all precautionary measures the State of Kuwait is implementing in order to sufficiently encounter the pandemic.

At the start of the meeting, Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah briefed His Highness the Premier with the ministry’s efforts and collaborations with other state bodies in the fight against COVID-19’s further spread.

Source: Kuwait News Agency