Kuwait Emir Advises ‘Wise Spending’ to Overcome Virus Crisis

Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said Saturday that it was paramount for the people of Kuwait to support the government efforts to counter the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In his annual television address on the occasion of the final days of the holy month of Ramadan, he stressed the importance of following guidelines set by the country’s health authorities, while underscoring the need for efforts to be focused on finding a cure for the virus.

He thanked all individuals who participated in the fight against the virus, commending government on the successful repatriation of Kuwait citizens abroad.

Sheikh Sabah remarked that the pandemic had resulted in various challenges, including the decrease of oil prices and investments, noting that it was time to focus on using resources wisely and effectively.

The legislative and executive powers now have the role of wisely spending resources to overcome the current problem and move forward towards a bright future, he said.