Bahrain committed to empowering youth and women to overcome pandemic
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Bahrain has launched many initiatives to cushion the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, especially those related to empowering youth and enhancing their effective contribution to development paths.
The Kingdom has also adopted a number of programmes that have enhanced Bahraini women’s contributions and progress in many fields.
These are part of the implementation of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s directives. This was emphasised by Finance and National Economy Minister Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa during his speech in the ministerial meeting of the World Bank Group, which was held remotely yesterday.
Taking part in the online discussion were World Bank President David Malpass, finance ministers and central bank governors of Arab countries.
They discussed the latest developments related to the pandemic and its impact on the economies of the Arab region.
Minister Shaikh Salman said that the challenges posed by the pandemic have emphasised the importance of investing in the human element to be the main focus of development strategies and plans.
It is a basic pillar and key to success that will benefit everyone.
He said that Bahrain has attached great importance to supporting and developing skills and training for individuals, which made the workforce more diverse and involved in the labour market.