Sheikh Mohammad al-Abdullah al- Mubarak al-Sabah
Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al- Mubarak Al-Sabah reiterated on Monday Kuwait's support for all means that serve Arab media in order to meet the aspirations of the Arab peoples.
Al-Abdullah, also acting Information Minister and State Minister for Youth Affairs, told reporters, after the opening of the meeting of the Permanent Bureau of the Federation of Arab Journalists (FAJ), held under the auspices of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al- Hamad Al-Sabah that "it is a great honour for Kuwait to host meetings of the FAJ and the election of President of the Kuwaiti Journalists Association (KJA) Ahmed Behbehani as Chairman of the FJA for the first time in the history of the FAJ.
In response to a question about the interpellation motion against him that was submitted by MP Hussein Al-Quwaiaan, Sheikh Mohammad extolled the way the motion was presented, describing it as "very upscale", wishing that he can keep up with this "upscale" interpellation and shed light on his ministry's efforts and respond to the MP's inquiries.
He thanked MP Al-Quwaiaan for giving him a chance to get to know more on the technical issues in the Ministry of Health and rectify the mistakes that may exist.
Asked about the prospective sit-in planned for today by Ministry of Health staff, Sheikh Mohammad said every Kuwaiti citizen has the right to express his/her opinion freely, and "our doors are open to receive all opinions and listen to all complaints".
He pointed out that it is the duty of the government to deal with such complaints positively in general and absolute and not only in the issues of the Ministry of Health.
For his part, Behbehani said in a similar statement that the FAJ works through its various activities on improving journalism in the Arab world and to seek to overcome the obstacles that may be faced by Arab journalists.
He stressed the need for the Arab press to keep up with the evolution in world journalism, where today's technology has become an essential element in the press work.
He stressed the Federation's focus on professional journalism without going into details that may not serve the professional journalistic work.