|Date: 30/04/2012 Time: 12:42:00 AM
The GCC youth conference concluded its
activities here Sunday evening after adopting a number of recommendations for
closer ties among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states.
The recommendations highlight the significance of the initiative of Saudi
King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for the GCC member states to move from the
state of cooperation to the state of union.
The conference themed "GCC from cooperation to union," urged putting the
initiative into effect since the initiative reflects the demands of the Gulf
peoples and represents a crucial strategy for this historic phase.
The planned union should read to the inception of a collective defense
mechanism strong enough to meet the challenges of this stage and enhance
regional and international influence of the its member states, the conferees
It should work towards boosting the efficacy of the national and regional
entities concerned with the long-term political, economic, social and cultural
The conferees recommended that moving to the state of union should take
place on a gradual way that could respond to the transient reactions and meet
the aspirations of the peoples in the region for welfare and larger role on
the international arena.
The union should translate the status of the Arabian Gulf states as the
world's major source of energy into action on the international economic and
political arenas, they opined.
They also urged coordinating the economy-related national legislations,
facilitating the movement of individuals and capital among the countries of
the region, ensuring easy access by the youths to job opportunities, and
putting in fully play the role of youths in socio-economic development.
They called for launching a GCC center for guiding the job seekers to the
suitable careers and taking advantage of role of the civil society
institutions, including the youth and sports associations, in promoting the
concept of Gulf citizenry.
Kuwait delegation to the conference was led by Director-General of the
Public Authority for Youth and Sports (PAYS) Major General Faisal Al-Jazzaf.