KUWAIT, March 31 (KUNA) -- The cabinet on Monday expressed "resentment" at recent allegations by a US official against Minister of Justice Nayef Al-Ajmi.
The remark was made during a routine weekly cabinet meeting held at Bayan Palace under chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
During the meeting, Al-Ajmi, who also doubles as minister of Awqaf and Islamic affairs, briefed the ministers on all details pertinent to such accusations and allegations which he rejected as "baseless and groundless," Minister of Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah said in a statement following the meeting.
Al-Ajmi affirmed that all his activities and efforts are part of Kuwait''''s well-recognized official and unofficial efforts in charitable, religious and humanitarian realms.
He added that this comes just out of Kuwait''''s commitment to the religion of Islam and its tolerant teachings, and to the noble cultural values.
The cabinet, in turn, reiterated Kuwait''''s firm rejection to all forms of terrorism regardless of its justifications, while reaffirming cooperation with all brotherly and friendly countries and international organizations in the fight against terrorism, Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah said.
The cabinet then welcomed a planned visit by Turkish President Abdullah Gul to the State of Kuwait on April 3, wishing him and his wife a very pleasant stay here.
On the recent Arab summit in Kuwait, the ministers highly commended the outcomes of the Arab gathering held last Tuesday and Wednesday.
They hailed His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah''''s speech at the summit, in which he stressed the significance of exerting concerted efforts to face major problems and challenges haunting the Arab world.
They also hailed the Kuwait Declaration issued following the summit which called for resolving differences and divisions among Arab countries through fruitful and constructive dialogue based on frankness, actuality and transparency.
The Kuwaiti cabinet, therefore, vowed to stick to the declaration in order to cement Arab integration and achieve Arab comprehensive renaissance on all tracks.
Meanwhile, the cabinet approved a draft decree promoting Maj. Gen. Mohammad Al-Khidr to Lieut. Gen. and deputy chief of the army staff. It also consented to another draft decree authorizing a supreme civil aviation council including its makeup, powers, competence and statute.
Furthermore, the ministers congratulated Saudi Prince Miqren bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on having been appointed as deputy crown prince.
Finally, the cabinet discussed recent reports on the latest Arab and international political developments. (end) mt