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Cabinet holds weekly session.

| KUWAIT, Jan 7 (KUNA) -- The Cabinet held on Monday its weekly session chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

Following the meeting, State Minister for Cabinet Affairs and State Minister for Municipal Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah said the meeting reviewed the letter addressed to HH the Amir from Mohamed Yousef Al-Magariaf, Chairman of Libya's General National Congress. The letter tackled means of fostering bilateral relations.

The Cabinet also reviewed two letters addressed to HH the Amir from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon; the first thanking HH for hospitality he and the delegation accompanying him were received in while in Kuwait, pointing at the same time to his content over positive progress in Kuwaiti-Iraqi relations. The second letter enclosed Ban's appreciation for the USD-20-million-pledge by the State of Kuwait to aid the Syrian people and for accepting to host the first international donors' conference for Syria, which will be held on January 30, 2013.

The Cabinet then took note of some of the projects carried out by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) within the framework of the state's development plan. PACI Director General Musaed Al-Asousi and senior officials of the authority detailed the Cabinet with 17 projects under development, including the Geographic Information System, or GIS.

The Cabinet decided to circulate these projects on relevant governmental bodies in a bid to benefit from them.

Meanwhile, Minister of Oil Hani Abdulaziz Hussein briefed the Cabinet with the petrochemicals and refinery complex projects, located in Vietnam and China respectively, which, according to the Minister, go parallel with Kuwait Petroleum Corporation's (KPC) strategy to provide a safe outlet for Kuwaiti oil and secure suitable alternatives to benefit from the domestic oil output, which would in turn buttress national economy.

The Cabinet then discussed National Assembly affairs and topics on the agenda for the next parliamentary session, including housing, traffic congestion and providing jobs for Kuwaitis, tasking each minister to head a team to follow up on these issues and more, so as to forward reports on them to the Cabinet before submitting them to parliament for discussion.

The Cabinet then discussed a number of political affairs in light of regional and international developments. (end) hb KUNA 071710 Jan 13NNNN

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Date:Jan 7, 2013
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