Women in Kuwait could soon be allowed to serve in the army
Al-Kandari made the comment while taking part in a public awareness campaign aimed at boosting troop numbers and encouraging young men who have yet to comply with their conscription to do so.
Kuwait resumed military conscription for its men in 2017, after a 16-year break.
In 2018, Kuwait's then defence minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Sabah said he backed the inclusion of women in the Kuwaiti army.
Women are already part of Kuwait's police force. They were allowed to join in 2001.