Kuwaiti MP Abdullah Al Kandari put up a parliamentary question to Foreign Minister Shaikh Ahmad Nasser Al Sabah regarding the purchase of a penthouse valued at $ 16 million by a diplomat of the Kuwaiti embassy in New York, Al Watan newspaper reported.mThe member of the National Assembly pointed out that a number of international magazines published about the embassy employee in New York signing a contract to purchase a penthouse in the 50 United Nations Plaza that exceeded $16 million.
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Al Kandari asked about the diplomat who signed the apartment’s purchase contract, the validity of the purchase price, and who gave the approval to buy it
The MP inquired about the market price of that penthouse at the time of its purchase, and whether Kuwait’s General Investment Authority submitted a report on its evaluation.
The MP demanded that he be provided with a report on the matter and a copy of the purchasing contract of the penthouse.
Kuwait has been reported to have joined the club of nations whose New York-based diplomats enjoy a short commute and high-rise living at 50 United Nations Plaza.
Reports said the rich nation has bought a $16.1 million dollar pad at the East Side building. It will serve as the personal residence of its consul general in New York, Hamad Al Hazeem, who signed the deed
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