Much more work is required for revamping conditions in the private sector and making it lucrative and competitive, said Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning Affairs and Development Hind Al-Sebeeh on Sunday.
Minister Al-Sebeeh, in a statement upon her departure to Qatar where she would take part in the 32nd session of the GCC labor ministers, indicated that Kuwait is examining expertise of the other GCC countries and international agencies in implementing plans of renovating the private sector.
On the GCC meeting agenda, she indicated that it tackles creation of new jobs in the member states, "because there is no option other than depending on the national labor force for achieving economic and sustainable development in the regional countries." Minister Al-Sebeeh also indicated that she was pinning high hopes on her GCC counterparts "for taking the needed decisions for boosting the labor markets in the Gulf in terms of governance, mapping out effective policies and contributing to the domestic product by diversifying income resources."
The schedule includes other issues, such as a report concerning GCC citizens of special needs, topics concerning cooperative stores and examining NGOs' economic and social role in the GCC countries.
She noted that tackling such social issues is necessary for they serve the combat against terrorism, violence and extremism.