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Kuwait Parliament to look into minister's grilling Tuesday

The Kuwaiti National Assembly building
The Kuwaiti National Assembly building
KUWAIT, Jan 20 (KUNA) -- The National Assembly is set to discuss tomorrow (Tuesday) several issues on its agenda namely looking into an interpellation motion submitted against Minister of Social Affairs Dr. Ghadeer Aseeri.
The grilling, requested by MP Dr. Adel Al-Damkhi, will focus on a claim that the minister had slacked in her duty to promote cooperation between the legislative and executive authorities in addition to an accusation of breaking constitutional oath.
MP Al-Damkhi had submitted the interpellation motion to Deputy Speaker of Parliament Essa Al-Kandari on December 29.
On December 30, the Cabinet affirmed in a statement literal commitment to its oath and democracy for serving interests of the Kuwaiti people.
On January 7, the National Assembly agreed, in a regular session, to postpone grilling of Aseeri, who asked for the postponement, pursuant to Article 135 of the Assembly's Statute, setting January 21 for discussion.
As per Article 135 of the National Assembly's Statute, a query request against the prime minister or cabinet ministers shall be debated only eight days after filing it.
In a statement to KUNA, Minister Aseeri said that MPs' interpellations were guaranteed by the Constitution, adding that she would abide by it within the boundaries of the Constitution and in respect of the National Assembly by-laws.
Other items on the agenda of the session include a request by a number of MPs to assign the State Audit Bureau to prepare a report on the state funding derived from future generations oil reserves.
Issues such government's handling of fake academic certificates and accreditations, policies towards illegal residents, forgery of Kuwaiti citizenship documents and others will be discussed during the session. The session will also touched on Kuwait's foreign policy agreements including a military accord with the Ukraine, a commercial one on maritime navigation with Morocco as well as the issue of establishing a headquarters for the EU in Kuwait. (end) nsh.haq