Good intentions needed to move forward: Kuwait Prime Minister

October 2, 2011

Citizens’ cooperation and compliance with the law are crucial in the drive to improve the situation in Kuwait, the prime minister has said.

“The internal situation is not perfect, so the remedy must be based on good intentions, cooperation, and respect for the constitution, laws, and democracy,” Shaikh Nasser Al Mohammad Al Ahmad Al Sabah said.

“My doors are open for full cooperation with everyone for the benefit of Kuwait, especially to maintain national stability. Our goal is for the people to enjoy the wealth of their country, as well as to enjoy more welfare now and in the future. Such an objective has prompted us to give this movement due consideration, since it is within the legal and democratic frameworks, despite the disturbing issues or transgressions by some people,” the prime minister said in the interview published by local daily Arab Times.

However, all parties need to shun narrow interests and to boost cooperation in order to help push forward the state’s ambitious development plan, Shaikh Nasser said.

“I hope the current movement can help the government improve its performance and speed up the implementation of the development plan. Civil servants should base their arguments on good intentions and the actual needs of the nation. They must focus on what is beneficial for Kuwait and its people, not on their personal goals or agendas that are not in line with the aspirations of the citizens,” he said.

Shaikh Nasser said that he did not fear calls to grill him or members of the government.

“We do not run away from any grilling. This is the constitutional right of MPs or blocs. We are ready for confrontation because we do not hide anything. We work in a transparent manner. If someone raises a certain issue or doubts in any aspect of our work, we immediately conduct a thorough investigation to clarify everything. In fact, we have referred several cases to the concerned authorities,” he said.



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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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