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Oman Tribune: Panel formed to prepare for Arab development summit in Riyadh

The council decided to form a ministerial committee from the Troika of Arab development summit (Kuwait, Egypt and Saudi Arabia).
16.09.11 | Interesting article at Oman Tribune

The 88th session meetings of the Economic and Social Council affiliated to the Arab League concluded on Thursday. The State of Qatar chaired the meeting.

The council decided to form a ministerial committee from the Troika of Arab development summit (Kuwait, Egypt and Saudi Arabia), the countries of the Troika of the Economic and Social Council, two countries form the West Arab countries and the secretary-general of the Arab League to prepare for the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit to be held in Riyadh in 2013.

The Sultanate took part in the session with a delegation consisting of HE Darwish Bin Ismail Al Balushi, Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs and Chairman, HE Dr Sheikh Abdulmalik Bin Abdullah Al Hinai, Adviser at the Finance Ministry, officials at the finance ministry, Foreign Ministry and the General Administration of Customs.

The council delegated the secretariat-general to invite and hold the committee’s meetings at the ministerial level after coordination with the committee’s chairman and the committee to begin its work after the issuance of this decision by the Economic and Social Council at the ministerial level.

The council called on the Arab ministerial specialised councils and specialised Arab organisations and federations to take specific actions necessary to prepare for the third development summit and to hold extraordinary meetings of the ministerial councils and legislative councils of the organisations in this context whenever necessary.

The Council also invited the concerned private sector and civil society institutions working in the economic and social development field and Arab research centres to contribute to the preparations for the third summit and submit their proposals to the relevant departments at the Secretariat-General.