Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah urged on Saturday a revamping of the structure of the Public Authority for Youth (PAY).
In a press statement, he praised PAY's executive board, led by its director general Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi, for working out a new strategy to help the youth achieve their ambitions and goals in life.
Further, the minister, who is PAY's chairman of the board of directors, affirmed the care and importance the political leadership in the country gives to youth affairs, so much so that the government established the post of state minister for youth affairs.
He also valued PAY's holding of numerous roundtable discussions and dialogues in all governorates of the country to address their officials' concerns regarding issues of importance to the nation's youth.
In similar press remarks, Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi said it was timely that PAY's structure is being overhauled in order to keep up with the emerging interests of the youth in novel technologies of communication which have changed their behavior patterns and their pursuits of recreational activities.
He said PAY is currently focusing on building partnerships with various government work sectors, such as ministries of education, social affairs, Awqaf, and the public authority for sports, in addition to the private sector to come up with firm goals that deal with harnessing youth talents and helping them fill their spare time with useful and beneficial activities.