Kuwait’s emir heads to Germany on private visit

His trip comes after the Kuwaiti parliament completed the second session of its 15th term on Wednesday



The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, left the country on a private visit to Germany on Thursday, the official Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

Further details such as the duration of the visit were not disclosed.

His trip comes after the Kuwaiti National Assembly completed the second session of its 15th term on Wednesday. The session, which began on October 24, 2017, saw the adoption of 14 laws, and the endorsement of 21 agreements and MoUs, KUNA reported.

Among the main laws that were adopted include a new sports law which helped lift FIFA’s suspension of Kuwait from international events, a law on the recruitment of non-Kuwaitis in the country’s army, and an early retirement law.

Lawmakers also presented seven grilling motions against the Prime Minister and his cabinet ministers. The former minister of state for cabinet affairs and acting minister of information Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah also rendered his resignation after a motion against him ended with a request from 10 MPs for a non-confidence vote.