Home About Kuna Advertise Contact Us Kuna's Bureaus Services Term Of Use
Register Login
facebook Twitter Youtube rss
FBI places Haji Mohamed to 'Most Wanted Terrorists' list      Dozens of casualties in bomb attacks NE Egypt      Iran, EU resume nuclear talks in Istanbul
  Politics
Asian ministers welcome 2012 Asian summit of leaders in Kuwait
11/10/2011   |   03:33 PM | Kuwait News
تصغير الخطالشكل الأساسيتكبير الخط
KUWAIT, Oct 11 (KUNA) -- The Tenth Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) held in Kuwait issued its closing declaration on Tuesday, stressing economic, financial, cultural, scientific and commercial factors as bases for progress, and noting keenness to host a first-ever Asian leaders' summit in Kuwait in 2012.
"We have affirmed that exchanging expertise and holding various meetings between specialists in the member states have contributed to increasing such expertise between them and enhancing the concept of Asian cooperation," Asian ministers said in their communique.
Asian ministers also "welcome the initiative of HH Amir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to host the first Asian summit in the State of Kuwait," said the Kuwaiti declaration.
The two-day talks were attended by foreign ministers and delegates from 31 countries in the Asian continent.
Kuwait, which holds the forum's current presidency, called on member states to transform the dialogue into "an 'institutional body' that would regulate these meetings," the declaration said, referring to the proposal for the ACD to emerge as a structural organization.
The declaration continued to refer to the continent's vast wealth in manpower and huge geographic size, calling to utilize the potentials of skilled youth.
It also referred to the continent's varied cultures, civilizations and faiths as a stepping stone for cooperation and harmony.
"We emphasized that economic development was the key to the peace and prosperity in the region and beyond," said the Kuwaiti declaration.
"One of the ACD's goals is to support the Asian countries when exposed to any economic crisis or natural disaster.
If one of the continent's countries is affected with any of these, the declaration noted that this "requires a high level of coordination between member states for the provision of the necessary quick relief and support of the ill-fated countries either on human, financial or technological levels." ACD members would cooperate on health, disease control and the provision of medical aid through encouraging the launch of pharmaceutical industries and holding combined medical seminars to prevent the spread of epidemics.
Exchanged visits of representatives of other fields, like media, culture, arts, literature, was also stressed as a source to strengthen relations.
The declaration furthermore expressed satisfaction on the role assumed by regional organizations already in existence within the ACD, such as the Shanghai initiative, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which will collectively aid the ACD's cause and objectives.
Promoting cultural interaction, with a view to making a more extensive, in-depth and enduring exchange of ideas would be adopted by the ACD.
Environmental measures on the national, regional and international scales and the need to address climate change were also touched upon.
Democracy and the respect for fundamental freedoms and human rights in accordance with the fundamental principles of International Law and the UN Charter, along with exchanged visits of parliamentarians contribute to security and stability of ACD member countries, the declaration went on to stress. (end) ms.hrz.sd KUNA 111533 Oct 11NNNN
 Print
  Email
 Save
Share
Share
Honoring Kuwait 2014
صور من 2014


KUNA publishes a book titled (His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah: A Humanitarian Leader) to commemorate the UN honoring of Kuwait's leader

kuna magazien


Most Read Most Emailed  
1.   Kuwait declares three-day mourning over death of Saudi King Abdullah
2.   Kurdish troops advance on ISIL in Syria's Kobane
3.   Hagel lauds US-India defense cooperation deals
4.   France stresses importance of Fabius visit to Kuwait Tuesday
5.   Kuwait eager to attend Arab economic forums -- official
6.   Albanian pres. receives message from His Highness the Amir
    Photo Gallery

National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim

The National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim

Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE)

Kuwait pavilion wins 1st place in Khartoum Int'l Fair

OPEC

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah during a banquet of the luncheon

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah during a banquet of the luncheon

سوق الكويت للاوراق المالية (البورصة)

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah attends flag-raising ceremony

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah receives Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah and Shooting Association President Pushpa Das Shrestha

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Madaj

Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah

Minister of Health Ali Al-Obaidi

"KUNA Junior" magazine

His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz

Minister Prince Mohammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz

Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Bader Al-Essa

Saudi Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah returns home
Publications

WEATHER
PRAYER
CURRENCIES
KUWAIT AIRPORT
    Calendar
About KUNA KUNA SERVICES USEFUL LINKS KUNA ARCHIVE KUNA PUBLICATIONS
Home
About Kuna
Advertise
Contact Us
Kuna's Bureaus
Services
Term Of Use
Read The Whole Newscast
Pictures (during the week)
FTP Service
KUNA training center
KUNA Reader
SMS Services
الكويت فى ذاكرة الأيام
Images 2014
Job Application
Careers
Arab News Agencies
International News Agencies
Governmental Institutes
Banks in Kuwait
News Paper
Local Companies
other useful links
Prayer Times
News Archive
Other News Services
Today In Kuwait's History
Events
Training Sessions
Videos
All KUNA right are reserved © 2012. This site is designed and published by IDS