In Kuwait, delegates from 17 Arab and Gulf States gathered on Sunday to review industrial progress in their countries at the Second Conference for Arab Industrial Development.
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Background: In Kuwait, delegates from 17 Arab and Gulf States gathered on Sunday to review industrial progress in their countries at the Second Conference for Arab Industrial Development. They last met in 1966, and in his opening speech, Kuwaiti Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Suleman El-Adsani reviewed the progress that has been made during the last five years. Various new ideas for industrial reform were under discussion, including a Libyan call for a unified power network of four Arab regions and for the establishment of a new petrochemical industry.
SYNOPSIS: In Kuwait, delegates from seventeen Arab countries and Gulf States assembled on Sunday to review industrial progress at the Second Conference for Arab Industrial Development. The last time they met was in 1966, and their conference has the dual purpose of reviewing progress since the previous Conference and adopting new policies for industrial reform.
Kuwaiti Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Khaled Suleman Fl-Adsani, welcomed conference members and wished them success in their deliberations. One of the most radical ideas at the conference was to come from Libya, which presented a proposal for a unified power network, with the Arab countries divided into four closely-linked regions. The Libyans also said it was time the Arab world developed its own petrochemical industry.