KUWAIT, June 23 (KUNA) --

1972 -- State of Kuwait stopped begging the local currency, Dinar, to the Sterling Pound after floating of the British currency. The Dinar was begged to the US Dollar.

1987 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah signed a decree to organize air transport market.

1990 -- ACICO company was established to produce ready-mix concrete.

1997 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah signed a decree to join the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. Kuwait became the 93rd State to ratify the convention, which was signed on December 22, 1995.

2000 -- US Congress approved a bill calling for the release of more than 600 Kuwaiti prisoners in Iraqi jails.

2008 -- Kuwait's Mohammad Mutlaq Al-Azmi won the 800m race in Casablanca athletics championship in Morocco.

2010 -- State of Kuwait and the US signed a memorandum of cooperation on safety of nuclear materials and peaceful use of nuclear energy. Cooperation also included development of human resources, environment protection, safety and health issues.

2011 -- Kuwaiti MPs Musallam Al-Barrak, Faisal Al-Meslem and Khaled Al-Tahous submitted a request to interpellate the Prime Minister.

2011 -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah won the parliament's confidence in a 25-18 vote. Six MPs abstained.

2013 -- State of Kuwait and Tajikistan signed a number of agreements including waiving entry visas on people holding diplomatic passports, cooperation in cultural, tourism and economic fields, and avoiding dual taxation.

2018 -- Ministry of Health announced that World Health Organization (WHO) certified its Polio Laboratory as a testing center for the Middle East region. (end) bs