GCC education ministers agree on King Salman's view – Min. Al-Essa

(With EDU-GCC-MEETING) RIYADH, Jan 28 (KUNA) — Kuwait’s Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Bader Hamad Al-Essa on Thursday said he and his GCC counterparts have agreed on all the topics that seek to implement vision of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on education.
Al-Essa made the statement to KUNA following the second meeting of the GCC Education Ministers’ Committee held in Riyadh today.
He stressed the ministers’ consensus on carrying out King Salman’s vision for boosting joint GCC action, especially in education, in addition to completing the integrative steps for realizing the aspired GCC unity.
The Saudi King’s vision, endorsed in the recent 36th GCC Summit, comprises a multitude of points and items, which the GCC leaders ordered to be implemented by the end of the 2016, the Kuwaiti minister said.
A report is to be submitted to the leaders in their next consultation meeting.
According to Al-Essa, King Salman’s vision focuses on placing all the GCC education institutions and organizations, including the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States, under the umbrella of the GCC Secretariat, and the direct supervision of the Education Ministers’ Committee.
Today, the GCC education ministers discussed a host of crucial topics on education, among them recommendations by the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States under the umbrella of the GCC Secretariat. A committee was formed to discuss the issue.
The minister concluded by thanking Saudi Arabia for hosting the committee meeting and to the GCC Secretariat for organization and preparation for the gathering.
The Committee’s first constituent meeting was held in Doha, Qatar last year. (end) yms.msa