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Minister Dashti calls for supporting Arab development plans.

| KUWAIT, Jan 12 (KUNA) -- Supporting Arab development plans is vital for the welfare of Arab citizens, said Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Dr. Rola Dashti here Saturday.

In the opening speech of the Arab Planning Institution's (API) Board of Trustees meeting, Dashti, who is also the chairperson of this board, called for aiding API in its quest for better planning and development in the Arab region.

She also commended during her speech the role of API in human resources training, noting that the institute's contributions could be felt all over the Arab world.

The Board of Trustees began its meeting with the participation of 14 representatives of the 16 member states.

The meeting would discuss training, research, consultancy, and scientific activities carried out by the API in the previous years.

In 1966, Kuwait, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), established the Kuwait Institute for Economic and Social Planning in the Middle East as an independent Kuwaiti Institute.

In 1972, the Institute was converted into an independent Arab Institution called the Arab Planning Institute (API), a non-profit regional entity whose primary mission is to advance the cause of economic and social development in Arab countries through training, research, consultancy, expert-group meetings, and publication. (end) fnk.gta KUNA 121307 Jan 13NNNN

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Date:Jan 12, 2013
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