The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are on the right path to promote youth development through joint and purposeful activities that reinforce spirit of citizenship and belonging, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah has said.
Sheikh Salman made the statement to KUNA on Wednesday after he led the Kuwaiti delegation to the 30th meeting of GCC Ministers of Youth and Sports held in Riyadh today. He added that the GCC states are keen on implementing the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz's vision for bolstering GCC joint action and encouraging youth and voluntary work.
He said that during a meeting with King Salman held earlier today, the Saudi Monarch offered the GCC ministers, unerring directives and advice on bolstering GCC unity and promoting joint action, as well as empowering youth to contribute effectively to development in the member states.
Referring to the agenda of today's ministerial meeting, Sheikh Salman said that it had discussed Kuwaiti proposals for promoting youth and voluntary work, making the utmost of the Kuwaiti efforts over the past seven years, since a youth ministry was established in the country.
The ministry enjoys care and attention from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The proposals put forward by the Kuwaiti delegation included one for a GCC creativity and excellency award, besides implementing a voluntary project for the GCC youth in 2016, in line of the Saudi Monarch vision.
In addition, the GCC sports and youth ministers addressed a Saudi initiative for forming a new media committee. They also discussed a host of topics on promoting pan-GCC ties through intensifying youth events to exchange expertise and knowledge.
Sheikh Salman appreciated the Kingdom's honoring of a multitude of the GCC sports and youth leaderships. He thanked the Saudi officials for their hard efforts over the past days to secure successes for the ministerial meetings, topped with, General President of Youth Welfare Prince Abdullah bin Musaed bin Abdulaziz.