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Briefing of KUNA main news for Wednesday until 12:00 GMT

 KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah cables Minister of Finance Nayef Al-Hajraf congratulating him on renewed confidence at parliament, commending his efficient performance while replying to queries, along with the elevated democratic practice which reflects the civilized image of the dear homeland.

KUWAIT -- The Kuwaiti government's unflinching belief in its legislative branch "far exceeds any insurmountable pressure thrust upon us," says Finance Minister Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf shortly after parliament turns down a no-confidence motion against him.

KUWAIT -- Relations between the State of Kuwait and the United States of America "are witnessing great cooperation" in health and medicine, US Ambassador Lawrence R. Silverman has announced.

آ ROME -- Kuwait is re-elected as UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) governing council member representing Near East and North Africa (NENA) Group for the third time until the end of 2020.

KUWAIT -- Price of Kuwaiti oil went down USD 1.67 to USD 64.62 per barrel (pb) Tuesday, after being at USD 66.29 pb last Monday.

STRASBOURG -- Members of the European Parliament elect Italian former journalist David Sassoli, 63, as the new President of the European Parliament. (end) rk