Se­nior of­fi­cial stresses im­por­tance of GCC eco­nomic, de­vel­op­ment meet­ing

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

RIYADH: Kuwaiti Min­is­ter of State for Cabi­net Af­fairs Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Ab­dul­lah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah on Thurs­day stressed the im­por­tance of a GCC meet­ing on econ­omy and de­vel­op­ment due later to­day in Riyadh, Saudi Ara­bia.

Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Ab­dul­lah, who is also Act­ing Min­is­ter of Jus­tice and Min­is­ter of State for Na­tional As­sem­bly Af­fairs, is at­tend­ing the first meet­ing of the GCC com­mis­sion for eco­nomic and de­vel­op­ment af­fairs, to be chaired by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Min­is­ter of De­fense Mo­hammed bin Sal­man. GCC Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Ab­dul­latif Al-Zayani is tak­ing part in the meet­ing.

Es­tab­lish­ing the com­mis­sion is part of King Sal­man bin Ab­du­laziz Al-Saud’s ‘Vi­sion 2030’ for en­hanc­ing the pan-GCC eco­nomic and de­vel­op­ment, Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Ab­dul­lah said a head of the meet­ing. The com­mis­sion was ap­proved by the GCC Supreme Coun­cil in it 16th Con­sul­ta­tive Meet­ing held in Jed­dah in May, 2016.

It is en­trusted with ex­am­in­ing the poli­cies, rec­om­men­da­tions, stud­ies and projects that aim to pro­mote co­op­er­a­tion and in­te­gra­tion among the GCC mem­ber states in econ­omy and de­vel­op­ment, Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Ab­dul­lah, who is also Act­ing Min­is­ter of Jus­tice and Min­is­ter of State for Na­tional As­sem­bly said. In ad­di­tion, the com­mis­sion en­cour­ages and works on pro­mot­ing ex­ist­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, as well as fol­low­ing up the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the GCC eco­nomic res­o­lu­tions and agree­ments.

Par­tic­i­pants in to­day’s gath­er­ing will re­view the res­o­lu­tion by the GCC Supreme Coun­cil 16th Con­sul­ta­tive Meet­ing to es­tab­lish the com­mis­sion, as well as the out­come of the min­is­te­rial prepara­tory meet­ing held at the GCC Sec­re­tar­iat in Riyadh on Novem­ber 3, Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Ab­dul­lah said.

The meet­ing will also dis­cuss the au­thor­ity’s do­mains and in­ner sys­tem, and its re­la­tion with the GCC Supreme and Min­is­te­rial Coun­cils, in ad­di­tion to es­tab­lish­ing a com­mis­sion bureau to be di­rectly un­der the GCC Sec­re­tary Gen­eral.

The pro­posed bureau will be tasked with sub­mit­ting stud­ies for sup­port­ing the com­mis­sion’s eco­nomic and de­vel­op­ment ac­tiv­i­ties. The meet­ing will also dis­cuss a Saudi vi­sion on the com­mis­sion’s work pro­gram, which in­cludes de­vel­op­ing the leg­is­la­tion sys­tems re­lated to the GCC joint eco­nomic and de­vel­op­ment ac­tion.

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