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What remains of Kuwaiti supremacy

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Last week, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia surprised the entire world with its bold agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran under Chinese auspices, to put an end to any threats and possibilities of military conflicts in which the first losers would be the Gulf states. War is easy to ignite, but extinguishing it takes years, and this is what we learned from history, and Saudi Arabia was a giant in this agreement. The Kuwaiti policy had precedence and superiority. What the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has achieved now, Kuwait was working on and calling for, secretly and publicly, in order to maintain peace in the region. The policy of balance is something that Kuwait has excelled at globally. The Gulf Cooperation Council, with its status in the hearts of the Gulf people, was established by Kuwait, with the late Emir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah—may Allah rest his soul in peace—behind its establishment. The influential Kuwaiti policy continued, not only regionally but globally. The balance policy that Kuwait and its rulers are well-versed in is a diplomatic doctrine that dates back to its inception. Kuwait’s army is cooperating in the War of Yaman with other Gulf armies to defend the south boarders and at the same time to host the fighting parties on its land to end the conflict politically. Kuwait did not deviate from the Gulf consensus, but it did not participate in the crisis of the dispute with Qatar. Rather, it was the neutral mediator who enjoyed the support and respect of all parties. The modern Kuwaiti policy, which was engineered by the late Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah—may Allah rest his soul—and succeeded with all the competence of his sons, the family heads the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but why am I talking today about Kuwaiti politics? The answer is clear, as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not yet been affected by the infection of slackness and job congestion in a large way, which is based on connections, transportation, and delegation, but some members of the esteemed National Assembly have begun to draw their attention to it. The recent appointments of ambassadors prompted some of them to ask: Why? And by what right? What is their scientific background? I want to respond as a citizen: This matter is not within your jurisdiction, and as the Kuwaiti proverb says, "Sheikhs know what others do not know." It suffices that you have turned the country into an army of employees, of whom many have little real work. Promotions are based on seniority, and the failed evaluation system, as the majority gets an "excellent" rating, and those who work hard say that's why I get tired at my work. A few days ago, we had a transaction for my father's endowment—may Allah have mercy on him—in one of the ministries that we have been suffering with for months, despite the ease and simplicity of the matter. As one of the employees said, "Why am I the only one who works hard? I work, and my other colleagues have a specific staff system, or he only works for 3 hours." This sister did her job with frustration, but we have to deal with other employees from one office to another. This is the general situation, and this is the case in all state ministries and institutions, and some deputies of the National Assembly, unfortunately, are only interested in hiring their friends or submitting an interrogation to the minister. The important thing is, once again, to please leave the Ministry of Foreign Affairs alone and let us at least have something to be proud of and outperform others, which is the "prudent Kuwaiti policy." On the occasion of the advent of the blessed month of Ramadan, I extend my warmest congratulations and sincere blessings to His Highness, the Emir of the country, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may Allah protect and preserve him, and his trustworthy Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, as well as to all the good people of Kuwait, citizens and expats.

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