An Kuwait-Egyptian human development conference kicked off here Sunday, themed "Quality of Training and its Impact on Human Development In Light of Arab Labor Market Requirements".
The conference is co-organized by the Kuwait-based International Center for Training and Human Development (NCTMEN) and the Egyptian General Syndicate for the Trainers of Human Development.
The event attracts human resources development experts and trainers from several Arab countries including Yemen, Palestine, Libya, Sudan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by a galaxy of prominent Arab human intellectuals, public figures and diplomats.
In statements to KUNA on the sidelines of the conference, the Chief Executive of the NCTMEN Dr. Mariam Al-Sind the conference aims to seriously help qualify and empower the human element in the Arab region to be able to keep pace with rapid developments on the international labor market.
"To achieve this goal, major efforts have to be exerted firstly to raise the efficiency of human resources training centers and institutions in the Arab region" Al-Sind told KUNA.
She added that the conferees will exchange expertise and mull the latest studies and approaches in human resources development.
She reiterated confidence that the conference will also end up with recommendations and practical steps to help upgrade the human resource development work in the Arab world.
For her part, NCTMEN Managing Director Dr. Asya Khalifa Al-Jari told KUNA that the center plans to intensify its activities related to the tourism sector in Egypt to help revive one of the important sources of income to the biggest Arab country.
She noted that the NCTMEN is an authorized by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism.
Al-Jari revealed that the center seeks also to bolster cooperation and exchange of experiences between Kuwait, Egypt and various Arab countries and to make use of prominent Egyptian trainers in this sector.
Meanwhile, Deputy Head of Kuwait Mission at the Embassy of the State of Kuwait in Cairo Adviser Mohammad Al-Mohammad lauded the highly important theme of the conference. He also hailed the NCTMEN's efforts to enhance cooperation with Egyptian counterparts and help strengthen relations between the two Arab nations.