decisions of the Council of Ministers
decisions of the Council of Ministers

The Cabinet held 38 meetings this year, 20 of which were held exceptionally and 18 as usual, and all special meetings were to face the repercussions of the Corona pandemic.

On March 23, the Council of Ministers held an extraordinary meeting chaired by His Highness Prince Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad and in the presence of His Highness Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad and Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouk Al-Ghanem.

On May 4, the Council of Ministers held a video conference for the first time.
It was noted that since the formation of the government on December 17th, it was deficient by a minister, as Maryam al-Aqil was carrying the agency portfolio of the Ministry of State for Economic Affairs by proxy, then a limited cabinet reshuffle was made on February 16th with the entry of the two ministers, Barak Al-Shitan and Muhammad Bushehri, the first for finance and the second to complete the government deficiency after the resignation of Ghadeer Asiri. However, the latter left at the beginning of March to leave the government with an incomplete "minister" as it started.
The representation of women in the government of Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled was the highest, with 3 women being appointed for the first time in the history of Kuwait in one government, and they were Ghadeer Asiri, Rana Al-Faris and Maryam Al-Aqil.
Minister Ghadeer Asiri was the first woman minister to leave the government of Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled 45 days after her appointment, as part of the results of her interrogation from Representative Adel Al-Dakhkhi in December 2019.
Muhammad Bushehri is considered the shortest-lived minister in the government of Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled, as he was sworn in on February 16 and resigned on March 1, 15 days after his appointment.
The largest outcome of the cabinet decisions was within 6 months to face the repercussions of the Corona pandemic, including the decisions to isolate the regions and the plan to return citizens stranded abroad and disrupt the study and government departments.
On May 20, the Council of Ministers held a special meeting to discuss the implications of the Malaysian sovereign fund and reviewed during the meeting, according to the official statement, what has been raised about transactions that have a direct or indirect relationship with companies based in Kuwait or government entities or officials from a Chinese company and the previous Malaysian government in a project held outside Kuwait tainted Suspicions of corruption, stressing that the focus of the various bodies and agencies in pursuing efforts to confront the health crisis that requires the mobilization of all energies, potentials and efforts will not distract them from interest in combating all types of corruption and pursuing manifestations of infringement on public money, and will not hesitate to hold accountable all those who are proven to prejudice or neglect public money .

He also instructed the Financial Investigation Unit to examine the transactions and take what it deems necessary to obtain the necessary information from the competent authorities and state agencies in their regard to indicate whether there are suspicions of a crime of money laundering and refer them in this case to the Public Prosecution, and mandated the General Authority for Anti-Corruption with its jurisdiction assigned to examine The above-mentioned transactions, determining whether there are suspicions of a crime of corruption, and taking legal measures assigned to the authority in this case.