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Kuwait: urgent lawsuit against billion-dollar grant to Egypt

February 13, 2014 at 2:56 am

The Kuwaiti lawyer Abdallah Ibrahim Al Kandary has filed an administrative lawsuit with an urgent request to stop the implementation of the Cabinet Council’s decision to grant Egypt $4 billion. The lawsuit was registered as 2952/2013 Administrative/3.

The document read: “The complainant was surprised by a news story, circulated in some local newspapers and copied from the Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA), stating that the Cabinet Council has approved a $4 billion amount in aid to the brothers (people) in Egypt. The amount includes $2 billion as a deposit in the Egyptian Central Bank, $1 billion as a grant, and another $1 billion in oil and oil products.”

In the legal and most urgent part of the case, the Kuwaiti citizen Al Kandari considered the preservation of public funds as a constitutional and legal duty, adding that the Cabinet Councils’ decision is invalid and illegal; neither the constitution nor any existing law in Kuwait permit grants to be offered that are not repaid.

Also, neither the constitution nor any of the existing laws allow natural resources, or even part of them, to be given up. The plaintiff said he seeks public interest and the preservation of public funds and to prevent resources being wasted.