Tue 14-11-2017 11:21 AM
KUWAIT, 14th November, 2017 (WAM) -- Dr. Mishaal Al Salami, Speaker of the Arab Parliament, has highlighted the importance of agreeing on a unified Arab vision for achieving social development.
In a speech read out on his behalf by his deputy, Adel Al-Asoumi, at the 37th Arab Social Affairs Ministers Council in Kuwait on Monday, Dr. Al Salami welcomed the Arab ministerial meeting follow up deliberations on the required measures to eliminate multi-dimensional poverty and achieve social development based on the ambitious plans of Arab governments.
He commended the Arab League's vision, which has much in common with the Arab Parliament's working paper, on countering poverty from legislative and humanitarian perspectives.
Dr. Al Salami called for increased focus on the psychological needs of elderly people, stressing the need for new legislation to guarantee a decent life for this segment of society.
He reiterated the Arab Parliament's readiness to cooperate with the Arab Social Affairs Ministers Council to transform joint Arab action and overcome challenges obstructing the development of Arab countries.