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Kuwait remains food secure, keeps eye on monkeypox - cabinet

KUWAIT, May 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwait is committed to its food security in light of global concerns over the price and supply of key staples, while it continues to monitor the global spread of monkeypox, the cabinet said on Monday. In order to enhance food security and ensure the adequate availability of major staples, the government has formed an ad hoc ministerial committee to look into the matter after a surge in food prices triggered by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, it underlined.
On the global spread of monkeypox, a viral infection more common to west and central Africa, Health Ministry Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Dr. Buthaina Al-Mudhaf told the cabinet that health authorities are taking stringent precautions to keep the virus at bay.
Two days after Kuwait held municipal elections, the cabinet thanked all state bodies involved for their efforts to organize the vote, saying the process panned out in an orderly and seamless fashion.
The cabinet went on to congratulate the newly-elected municipal council, wishing the body every success as it seeks to bring the wishes and aspirations of Kuwaitis to fruition. (end) nam