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Kuwait examines others’ experience at Doha Forum, says finance minister

Platform for exchanging various issues

Finance Minister Dr Nayef Al-Hajraf during the meeting with Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani.

DOHA, Dec 15, (KUNA): Kuwait is partaking in the Doha Forum to benefit from experience of other states participating in the annual event, the country’s finance minister says. Dr Nayef Al-Hajraf, in a statement to KUNA on Saturday, indicated that examining other nations’ expertise could be helpful in implementation of development strategies.

This event, which has been held annually for 18 years, is a significant platform for exchanging views on various issues, said Dr Al-Hajraf, speaking to the Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA) on margins of the forum. Issues related to global politics, economy, environment, backing the youth and women empowerment and technology feature high in agenda of the speakers at the parley and lecturers at sideline seminars. Some axes of Kuwait Vision 2035 are also adopted by other GCC states, minister Al-Hajraf says, also indicating that the topics on the table deal with various social, scientific and economic topics as well as boosting the youth role.

On his meeting with Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani, on the forum margins, minister Al-Hajraf said that he conveyed “during the brotherly meeting greetings from His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah,” also indicating at “multiple objectives that bond the two sisterly countries.” Dr. Al-Hajraf revealed that he had also held talks with his Qatari counterpart, Ali Al-Imadi, on issues of common interest. Kuwait seeks to exchange views and notions with “the brothers particularly at such a forum,” he says. Earlier, Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani inaugurated the forum 18th edition, themed “making policies in an intertwined world.” The forum agenda includes key topics, namely security, peace, policymaking and economic development.

By Nawaf Al-Deqbasi

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