Kuwait PM meets commerce leaders, lauds their efforts

KUWAIT His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Wednesday, with attendance of Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan, with the department leaders and affiliate authorities.

His Highness the Prime Minister held the meeting with the leaders, at headquarters at the Public Authority for Industry, to check procedures for securing food and commodities to citizens and residents as well as examine pre-emptive precautions in face of coronavirus.

During the meeting, His Highness the Prime Minister noted that he came to the department in line with instructions by His Highness the Amir to secure all needs for citizens and residents of the country and affirmed the government full support for any action that would help the ministry and the related bodies to fulfil their tasks.

He expressed appreciation for noticeable presence of the ministry teams on the fields, their follow-up on the government precautions, namely activating the contingency scheme.

Moreover, he lauded efforts by the ministry, the industry authority, Kuwait Foods Company and Kuwait Flour Mills and Bakeries Company for securing such needs, affirming that the ministry decisions and circulars have been implemented to maintain reasonable prices of the commodities and ensure their availability everywhere in the country.

He affirmed the pivotal role of the local producers for supplying the market with the goods and basic products.

Later, His Highness the Prime Minister, accompanied by the Minister of Commerce, toured facilities of the flour companies and the Public Warehousing Company to check on strategic stockpiles of imported necessities.

Source: Kuwait News Agency