Yesterday, the Parliamentary Committee on Women, Family and Child Affairs received the delegation of the United Kingdom Embassy in the country, to discuss issues of common interest.
Committee Chairman MP Osama Al-Manawer stated that the discussion revolved around a number of issues within the committee’s competencies, taking into account the proposals submitted for the privacy, customs and traditions of Kuwaiti society.
He praised the visiting delegation’s understanding of these considerations, noting that the committee would take from these suggestions what it deems useful for the Kuwaiti society.
In a statement after the visit, Al-Manawer said that during the meeting, the committee felt respect for the ancient historical relationship between Britain and Kuwait, explaining that the delegation had touched upon the privacy of the relationship and its extension to the pre-oil phase and the 1899 agreement, and Kuwait’s welcome for this deep relationship between the two sides.
In a similar statement, the Committee’s Rapporteur, Representative Khalil Al-Saleh, said that the meeting was general and comprehensive with regard to women’s issues, pointing out that there are many issues related to Kuwaiti women awaiting solutions. He added that he had proposed a law allowing married women to devote themselves (optionally) to take care of their family while keeping their salary.