January 19, 2022 technology

Kuwait approves cyber security bill


KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: The Kuwaiti government on Monday endorsed a number of bills on the Capital Markets Authority’s budget, establishing the national center for cyber security, amending the law regarding the Kuwait diplomatic institute and others. This came during the cabinet meeting led by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah at Saif Palace. During the meeting, the cabinet discussed the Economic Affairs Committee’s recommendation on a draft law on the Capital Markets Authority’s budget for the fiscal year 2022-2023 and approved the bill, and submitted it to His Highness the Amir, in preparation to refer it to the National Assembly, Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al- Mohammad Al-Sabah said after the meeting. Furthermore, the cabinet discussed the recommendations of the Legal Affairs Committee on draft decrees establishing the national center for cyber security, and amending some provisions of the Decree No. 390 of 2004 on Box Hill College Kuwait for Girls, amending some provisions of Decree No. 156 of 2002 on Gulf University for Science and Technology.

The cabinet decided to endorse all the draft decrees and referred them to His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser, also Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, added. The cabinet was briefed on the recommendation regarding the strategy of the Public Authority for Sports for 2022-2028, that aims to improve and develop sports, and overcome all obstacles facing the future of sports and athletes in Kuwait.

Aggression
In addition, marking the 31st anniversary of the Operation Desert Storm to liberate the State of Kuwait from the brutal Iraqi aggression, the cabinet expressed its appreciation and gratitude for the efforts made by Saudi Arabia and the United States as well as the countries of the international coalition to liberate the State of Kuwait after the issuance of the relevant UN resolutions. It further recalled the prominent role of the Kuwaiti Air Force in the war of liberating Kuwait, the steadfastness of Kuwaitis and their great sacrifices to defeat the brutal aggression and restore national legitimacy.

Moreover, the cabinet was briefed by Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah on the results of his official visit to the Cypriot capital, Nicosia, last Monday, and the outcome of his meeting with Cyprus’ President Nicos Anastasiades. He pointed out that he had discussed with President Anastasiades bilateral relations and ways of developing them in various fields and at all levels for the benefit of the two countries and their friendly peoples. The ministers also were informed about the gist of the talks Sheikh Ahmad Nasser held with Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides that culminated in signing a memorandum of understanding on preventing theft, secret excavation, illegal importation and transferring ownership of cultural property. Besides, Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser apprised the cabinet of the results of his recent official visit to Wuxi City, China, and his talks with State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi and senior Chinese officials.

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