Jours des événements : 24/06/2021

KUWAIT, June 24 (KUNA) -- 1904 --

State of Kuwait 7th Ruler, Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah, approved appointment of Stuart Knox, the first British Political Agent, who arrived in Kuwait in August 1904.

1956 -- Kuwait Medical Mission headed to Saudi Arabia to accompany Kuwaiti Hajj Mission, the first mission offering health care for pilgrims. It was headed by Hamad bin Salem Al-Roumi and included 86 persons including four doctors.

1960 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah signed a law regulating civilian air naviation.

1985 -- Four interpellation requests were submitted by different parliament members at the same time against Minister of Communication Essa Al-Mazidi, Minister of Finance and Industry Jassem Al-Kharafi, Minister of Oil Sheikh Ali Khalifa Al-Sabah and Minister of Education Dr. Hassan Al-Ibrahim. The requests were not discussed and the National Assembly was dissolved unconstitutionally on July 3.

1993 -- Hamad Yusuf Al-Roumi, Information Ministry's Assistant Undersecretary for Culture and Press and became Undersecretary in 1990, passed away at age of 57. The deceased had many contributions to culture, arts and press.

2000 -- Kuwait company for the development of small enterprizes opened energies 2000 project to encourage youth start their own businesses.

2002 -- MPs Mubarak Al-Duwaila and Musallam Al-Barrak questioned Minister of Finance and Minister of Planning and Administrative Development, Dr. Yusuf Al-Ibrahim about public funds and mismanagement of the national workforce law. A no-confidence request was submitted but the minister won the house's confidence on a session held on July 3.

2002 -- Facilities Development Corporation signed an agreement with three local banks to finance waste water project in Sulaibiya. The 114.25 million agreement was signed with National Bank of Kuwait, Gulf Bank and Bank of Kuwait and the Middle East.

2005 -- Kuwait took over rotating presidency of the Baord of Governors of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) until May 2006.

2008 -- Kuwait National Assembly approved a bill to establish a KD 500 million fund to help defaulters.

2010 -- A graduation ceremony was held for 45 diplomats, the first class of Sheikh Saud Al-Nasser Diplomatic Institute.

2012 -- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) signed a USD five million grant agreement with Mali to fund agricultural projects.

2015 -- Kuwait, according to UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), was first in the Middle East and 7th globally in terms of foreign investments.

2015 -- Kuwait parliament approved creation of the National Diwan for Human Rights.

2015 -- Kuwait parliament approved establishment of shareholding companies to import domestic workers.

2018 -- Kuwait athletics team won 17 medals -- eight gold, eight silver and six bronze -- at Tunisia's athletics championship for the disabled.

2018 -- Mubarak Al-Hashash, a renowned writer for plays, TV and radio series, passed away at age of 70.

2019 -- Kuwait parliament approved draft laws about author's rights, public tenders, government universities and employment of former professors at Kuwait University and Public Authority for Applied Education and Training. (end) bs