CAIRO, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- The Executive Office of the Council of Arab Housing Ministers on Wednesday adopted the agenda of the council's 33rd session due in Riyadh on December 20.
The office decided at the end of its 81st meeting held in Cairo today that the Riyadh session would focus on how to provide emergency housing to those affected by disasters and risks, and to promote relevant effective response, upon suggestions from Egypt, Algeria and Iraq.
It added that the ministers, during their Cairo meeting, had reviewed the implementation of housing-bearing resolutions adopted by recent Arab economic, development and social summits.
It also called for stepping up Arab countries' participation in a UN housing and sustainable development conference due in Ecuador on October 17-20.
During the Cairo session, Iraq was elected chair of the Executive Office of the Council of Arab Housing Ministers for 2016-2017, while Saudi Arabia was chosen deputy chair, and Kuwait, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, Yemen, Mauritania and Morocco as members. (end)