Kuwaiti Defense Min. expresses thanks after winning no-confidence vote

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah expressed on Wednesday his confidence in the National Assembly after surviving a no-confidence vote in parliament.

In a speech he delivered during a special session at the National Assembly after surviving the no-confidence vote, he expressed pride of renewing confidence in him by representatives of the nation and the support for what was presented during the interpellation session.

“This confidence increased my sense of trust and responsibility entrusted to me by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al_Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah,” he said The minister added that it also boosted his insistence and determination to move forward to conduct administrative reform and fight corruption.

He valued the stances of all members of the parliament, for or against him, within the framework and limits of constitutional practice which he finds appropriate, affirming his permanent position with every effort or direction to “fix any defect.” He expressed readiness for all possible forms of cooperation with the Assembly on all issues permitted by the constitution.

Further in this regard, the minister expressed thanks to the Speaker of National Assembly Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim, members of parliament and the Kuwaiti people for their trust and confidence in him.

He also extended his thanks and appreciation to His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and all ministers for their support, assistance and cooperation.

“I would like to confirm to everyone that interrogation and grilling have neither winner nor loser. We are all keen to uphold the constitution to achieve the interests of the people and the country,” he noted.

“We take into consideration the observations, ideas and proposals made by parliament members that are in the interest of the country and citizens and in line with the directives of the wise leadership,” he explained

Source: Kuwait News Agency