Ahmed Aboul Gheit extended a special congratulation to the Lebanese Republic for taking over the presidency of the fourth session of the Arab Development Summit: economic and social and expressed its sincere appreciation for the warm welcome and warm hospitality .
This took place in the margins of the opening session of the joint meeting of foreign ministers and ministers concerned with the Economic and Social Council in the preparatory meeting of the fourth session of the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit.
Aboul Gheit has also extended his greeting and appreciation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for taking over the presidency of the previous summit session and for the wise management of its work.
The Secretary General of the League of Arab States (LAS) affirmed that the summit convening was of great importance as the question of development, with its economic, social, cultural and other dimensions, has become the main concern of countries, peoples and Arab governments. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2013.
Today our meeting examines the issues presented to Arab leaders in their conference tomorrow, in this regard I would like to refer to several short points:
First of all, the enormous challenges facing the Arab region in terms of development require all of us to crystallize new visions and develop innovative ideas that are not just about the present and its concerns, but also focus on the future and its rapid developments. in technology, science, economics and production. Changing the equations of production and the generation of wealth transforms us radically into a real revolution called by some as the fourth industrial revolution: to face these changing situations and rapid transformations is a real challenge for the Arab region to face and prepare for Ziath.
Second: each Arab country can not individually address these enormous economic and practical developments … Economic integration, policy coordination in various aspects of development and various productive activities have become a necessity and not a luxury. Important topics related to the integration and coordination of development policies between the countries of the Arab world in various aspects of life and of economic and social activity .. including initiatives and strategies in the fields of food safety, the 39; elimination of energy and poverty and the protection of women on other topics … all deserve to do Less space to study and think about implementation in the field.
Thirdly, the aspirations of the Arab peoples towards a better future, with wider opportunities and faster development rates that are reflected in human beings and their standard of living, require all of us to act responsibly so that this summit of development and the resulting decisions are a qualitative step on the path of Arab development. Arab citizen and respond to his ambitions.