x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

Emir accepts Kuwaiti cabinet resignation

Kuwait's Emir accepts the cabinet's resignation and asks the outgoing prime minister to form a new government.

The emir of Kuwait accepted the resignation of the cabinet today and asked the outgoing prime minister to form a new government, parliament speaker Jassem al-Khorafi said. "I conveyed a message from the emir to MPs that he has accepted the cabinet's resignation and asked Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah to form a new government," Mr Khorafi told reporters after meeting MPs informally. Sheikh Nasser submitted his government's resignation to Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah last week following a political dispute with parliament after three MPs filed a motion to quiz the premier.

The 50-member parliament was also dissolved in May 2006 and March this year following similar confrontations between MPs and the government. *AFP