KUWAIT, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- Arab Planning Institute celebrated, on Thursday, the joining of Somalia and Djibouti under its umbrella, raising the number of its member states to 19 countries.
At the celebration, Minister of Social Affairs and Minister of State for Planning and Development Hind Al-Sabeeh expressed hope that the two countries would benefit from various expertise provided by the institute.
On his part, Somali Ambassador to Kuwait Abdulqadir Amin Abu Baker said that Kuwait has been supportive to his country's endeavors, as well as other Arab nations', in social and developmental domains.
Ambassador of Djibouti to Kuwait Mohammad Ali, meanwhile, said that his country has been yearning to join the institute for the past 10 years to take advantage of all experiences provided by its member states in the realm of economy.
Furthermore, the Institute director Dr. Bader Al-Malallah pointed out that promoting joint action and cooperation is one of the main goals his institute strives to achieve. (end) fnk.nfm