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[23 July 2014] : His Highness Amir receives several Islamic scholars, minister
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received the Minister of Information and State Minister for Youth Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah and several local Islamic scholars and icons at Seif Palace on Wednesday.

Those received included Dr. Mohammad Al-Tabtabaei, Dr. Esam Al-Ghareeb, Dr. Abdullatif Al-Senan, Dr. Ahmad Al-Kous, Dr. Mubarak Al-Hajeri, Dr. Bassam Al-Shatti and Dr. Sulaiman Marafi.

The encounter was attended by deputy minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah.

During the encounter, His Highness the Amir expressed bewilderment at the state of affairs in the country, in the midst of the recent demonstrations over rumors of corruption amongst the judiciary.

Despite the State Audit Bureau's doors open to any evidence-bearing individuals on these allegations, nobody has yet come forward, and His Highness reiterated that this was still the case.

"Thank God, there is no one sleeping on the street. Nobody's hungry and no one has left the country escaping injustice, but they (the people) talk about this country as if it is the most corrupt," he said.

He went on to express his confidence in the sanctity of the judiciary, adding that the true motive behind these demonstrations was disagreement over the limiting of votes for parliament candidates from four to one.

"All nations have the one-vote system and are able (to function). You can serve your nation from anywhere - you do not need to be on the chair (senior position)." He also said that it is the duty of every Kuwaiti to build and protect their nation.

Dr. Sulaiman Marafi on his part said that the meeting with His Highness the Amir was to discuss a religious-themed TV series, during the holy month of Ramadan, which calls for patriotism on these circumstances.

"The topics these programs discuss stem from the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammed," he said. "They are topics that affect reality and every person living in this country - national or non-national." He also said he was honored to have met His Highness the Amir, who he described as of high morals and humble.

Dr. Esam Al-Ghareeb said that the meeting was frank and resembled a meeting between father and son, adding that His Highness the Amir is concerned with the state of the country.

Despite the differences between the people of Kuwait, they should choose wisdom and good conduct as the means to relay their emotions, he added.

Dr. Bassam Al-Shatti expressed gratitude that His Highness the Amir had allowed the programs to air, adding that they target reason and evidence as a source for backing the cause.

He added that he along with the other guests had called for these programs to continue in light of their attempts to reach out to youngsters.

When it came to his turn to speak, Dr. Muhammad Al-Tabtabaei underscored the need to instruct the youth on the premise that disfiguring and violating public property, including unfettered display of hostility to public officials and government institutions, is an unlawful act with legal consequences.

He said it is incumbent on religious figures like him to not let up inculcating in the minds of the youth respect for public property and the law, emphasizing that protest marches and demonstrations are admissible if they are carried out within the parameters set by the law and community standards. The youth must be made to realize that unruly mob behavior is unacceptable in any society, including Kuwait.

Switching gears, Dr. Al-Tabatabei praised His Highness the Amir for his generous contributions to the afflicted people of Palestine and Syria, noting that Kuwait is ever conscience of the plight of the needy everywhere in the world.

At Dr. Mubarak Al-Hajri's turn to speak, he covered a wide range of generous acts by Kuwait in many countries he personally visited and saw firsthand the results of this generosity to the needy people of these countries. He then made a case for Kuwait being a country with numerous assets and advantages to its name and though it is not perfect in every way, it does its best to give a decent life for its citizens, including such essentials as free education, housing, and health care.

As for Dr. Abdullatif Al-Senan, he said that the government has done admirably to cater the best it could for its citizens, including himself, noting that the favors bestowed on the Kuwaiti people by the government should not always be kept in mind but be a starting point for the youth and others in society to try to give back something to their generous government even if it is a gracious acknowledgement of its work for the progress of the society.

He thanked the ministry of Information for opening the doors wide for social preachers like himself and the others with him in their meeting today with His Highness the Amir to use the ministry's resources, namely its broadcasting stations, to disseminate unfiltered information and guidance to the nation's youth.

For his part the minister of Information Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said that his ministry is at the beck and call of people such as the speakers at today's meeting with His Highness the Amir, who seek to impart correct information and guidance to the nation's youth, who unfortunately not often are the recipients of such information and guidance. He thanked everyone who took part in today's special audience with His Highness the Amir.
 
[23 July 2014] : His Highness the Amir receives senior officials
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received, at Seif Palace on Wednesday, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

His Highness the Amir also received the former National Assembly Speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, and First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
 
[23 July 2014] : His Highness the Amir cables Egypt President Al-Sisi
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Wednesday a cable of congratulations to Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi on the occasion of the July 23rd Revolution.

His Highness the Amir wished the head of state the best of health and his nation prosperity and stability.
 
[22 July 2014] : His Highness the Amir receives prominent Kuwaiti figures
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Dr. Nasser Al-Sani'a, Dr. Bader Al-Nashi and Mohammad Al-Aleem at Seif Palace on Tuesday.

Al-Aleem said the group was honored to have met His Highness, noting that the meeting discussed the current issues in the country.
 
[22 July 2014] : His Highness the Amir receives outgoing ambassadors
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Seif Palace on Tuesday the outgoing Belgian ambassador to Kuwait Damien Angelet.

His Highness the Amir also received the outgoing Indonesian ambassador Ferry Adamhar, whose term has also ended in Kuwait.

Both meetings were attended by Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah.
 
[22 July 2014] : His Highness the Amir receives 'Social Reform Society' officials
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Chairman of the Board of the Social Reform Society Humoud Al-Roumi and Board member Yahya Al-Oqaili at Seif Palace on Tuesday.

The two officials provided His Highness with a report regarding the efforts of Mercy International Organization in aiding victims of the Syrian conflict for the year 2011-2013.

Al-Roumi expressed his pleasure for meeting His Highness the Amir, noting that he asked His Highness to patronize the Society's 50th anniversary ceremony.

Moreover, Al-Roumi provided His Highness with reports on the Society's charity works, social and sports activities organized for youth.
 
[22 July 2014] : His Highness the Amir receives Speaker Al-Ghanim, His Highness Sheikh Nasser
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Seif Palace Tuesday National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
 
[22 July 2014] : His Highness the Amir receives letter from Tunisian Pres.
His Highness the Amir receives letter from Tunisian Pres.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received a written letter Tuesday from Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki.

The letter focused on means to bolster bilateral relations on all possible domains.

The letter was handed in by Tunisian Ambassador to Kuwait Nour Ad-Deen Al-Ree to Deputy Minister of the Amiri Diwan Sheikh Ali Jarah Al-Sabah.
 
[21 July 2014] : Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah offers His Highness Amir's condolences to Malaysian Embassy
Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah visited the Malaysian Embassy on Monday and conveyed the sincere condolences of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah over the death of passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.
 
[21 July 2014] : His Highness the Amir meets top ten winners of Al-Mubader youth program
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Monday at Seif Palace the top ten winners of Al-Mubader Youth-Support and Small Enterprises Development Program.

During the meeting, His Highness the Amir underscored the importance of embracing national youth and continuing relentless work to encourage them to be creative and productive, to harness their skills and develop their potential to better serve the dear homeland.

His Highness the Amir also congratulated the winners and wished them more success and prominence in their life.

Al-Mubader Program aims to help Kuwaiti youth have their own businesses, have the skills of the entrepreneur, choose suitable ideas for their projects and find appropriate finance.

The meeting was attended by Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah and Chief Executive Officer of Al-Mubader Program Abrar Faisal Al-Masoud.
Also attended were Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah and Amiri Diwan Advisor Dr. Yusuf Hamad Al-Ibrahim.
 
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