KUWAIT, Kuwait-based Arab Planning Institute (API) on Tuesday signed a memo of understanding (MoU) with the World Bank on the application of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for developing the Arab region.
The World Bank was represented by its Vice-President for the Agenda Dr. Mahmoud Mohieddin, while the API Director-General Bader Malallah represented the institute.
Speaking to KUNA following the signing, Mohieddin said the MoU involves various development cooperation domains, including human development, economic growth programs and sustainable development.
Now that the bank attaches much attention to human development, it is keen to provide fresh programs aiming at developing the human element by means of offering health and education services, he said.
The agenda puts into consideration the privacies, national capabilities and internal challenges of all countries, while pointing to their shared responsibilities for achieving sustainable development, he added.
On his part, the API chief said in a statement to KUNA that both sides shared the same views on diverse issues and subjects, primarily sustainable development, during a separate meeting held on the sidelines of the signing ceremony.
He pointed to his agency’s eagerness to put in place the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, outlined by the United Nations (UN).
The MoU is an umbrella for unifying efforts and coordinating work between the API and the bank with a view to addressing relevant issues, especially regarding sustainable development, following up on the implementation of goals and measuring indexes, he remarked.
The document embraces joint training courses, carrying out programs and holding seminars, the API chief pointed out.
Source: Kuwait News Agency