Kuwait's Prime Minister Addresses National Assembly; Lays Out Hopes for Cooperation

By Al Madar, PRNE
Monday, May 9, 2011

KUWAIT CITY, May 10, 2011 - His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad
Al-Sabah addressed Kuwait's National Assembly today and urged lawmakers to
move past differences between one another in an effort to end a period of
what he deemed "political fatigue." His speech to the National Assembly came
during their meeting after the swearing in of the new cabinet members.

Looking to bring lawmakers together, Sheikh Nasser noted that individuals
need to make sacrifices "so that the Almighty help us be worthy of the great
responsibility of facing immense challenge and so that we succeed in pushing
ahead with reforms and development."

The premier discussed his vision for Kuwait, saying, "As we look forward
to a bright future, we have a responsibility to set a practical mode of
operation for a new phase of action, production, assessment, and
accountability when it comes to national rights and duties."

Noting government needs to work with one another Sheikh Nasser openly
welcomed criticism from his fellow elected officials. Urging lawmakers to
monitor one another he said that the, "best option to bolster mutual trust
between the government and the National Assembly remains cooperation which is
based on and supported by reasonable and respectful dialogue."

Laying out a vision for a new era of effective government in Kuwait,
Sheikh Nasser said, "Today we open a new page in our relationship with the
National Assembly, based on honest and open hearted good intent, aiming at
dialogue, understanding, and conciliation and harmony. We hope this sentiment
and stance be reciprocated so that we might work together on realizing our
nation's comprehensive reform plan."

"In view of the ongoing transformations in our region, with all the
internal and external challenge involved, we need to be ready to deal with
the outcomes and consequences by all means to preserve our stability and
security," Sheikh Nasser remarked.

Sheikh Nasser conveyed his sincere confidence in the National Assembly to
deliver a government that works for the people of Kuwait and noted that
Kuwaitis deserve strong leadership now and in the future.

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