Syria participates in Economic and Social Council Meeting at ministerial level of the Arab Summit

Manama, SANA-With the participation of Syria, a meeting of the Economic and Social Council at the ministerial level is being held Sunday in Bahraini capital, Manama, and the Syrian delegation is headed by Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Dr. Muhammad Samer Al-Khalil.

Yesterday, the preparatory meetings of the League of Arab States Council at the summit level in its thirty-third regular session began with a meeting of senior officials of the Economic and Social Council, and discussed a number of draft resolutions that will be submitted to the Economic and Social Council at the ministerial level today, in addition to discussing the importance of economic integration between Arab countries, and the necessity of boosting cooperation among them, along with developing sustainable economic models that contribute to raising levels of flexibility in overcoming challenges and risks faced by Arab states.

The draft agenda of the economic and social file submitted by the Summit Preparatory Council included (12) items, including the report of the Secretary-General of the Arab League on joint Arab social and development action, and the emergency response plan to deal with the economic and social repercussions of Israeli aggression against the State of Palestine, where this item was included based on a memorandum submitted by the State of Palestine.

The draft agenda also included an item on “A New Social Contract: Social Dialogue is Our Path to a Safe, Just, and Sustainable Future.” Considering creating a mechanism to link social development institutions and banks under the umbrella of the League of Arab States.

It is noteworthy that Council of the Arab League at the summit level will meet next Thursday.

Manar Salameh

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