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Riyadh session to address Arab population, development agenda

Riyadh session to address Arab population, development agenda

Saudi Arabia will host and chair the fourth session of the Arab Council for Population and Development in Riyadh on Thursday.
The session will be attended by ministers and delegates from the 21 member states of the Arab League and will be chaired by Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning Faisal bin Fadhil Alibrahim.

During the session, the council will discuss recent regional and global population trends, as well as topics related to population and development.

Member countries will debate how to address the development issues facing Arab populations today.

The objective of the session is to further advance efforts to develop national population strategies, provide technical support to member states to help serve their populations, and improve coordination as well as knowledge sharing among member states.

Member states will put forward proposals and recommendations addressing the region’s most pressing population and development issues.

During the session, member states will consider trade-offs and strategy implications, as well as determine how best to implement various recommendations.

Saudi Arabia will host the council for the first time since the group’s inception in 2019.

In line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, the Kingdom aims to become an active and engaged participant in the international community and global discussions.

The Kingdom continues to support closer regional cooperation by building effective bilateral and multilateral relations as well as mutually beneficial partnerships.

The Arab Council for Population and Development was launched in Amman, Jordan. It aims to unify Arab efforts in supporting population and development, helping Arab national councils to draw population strategies in line with their national needs.
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