KUWAIT: HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Wednesday at Bayan Palace Chairman of Kuwait Chamber of Industry and Commerce Mohammad Jassem Al-Sager and heads of the Arab and Gulf chambers of commerce. The representatives of these chambers are participating in the 59th session of the Federation of the GCC Chambers of Commerce and the 133rd session of the General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for Arab Countries.

HH the Crown Prince addressed the guests, relaying greetings from HH the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. He noted that leaders of the Arab states are doing their best to serve the interests of their countries and people.

"And they have been quite aware that cooperation and integration are the bases for growth and progress and that consultation is the key to reach solutions we all aspire to We are also aware of the vital and significant role played by the chambers of commerce and industry in our Arab countries," HH the Crown Prince said, noting that these chambers have been seeking to revitalize the private sector amid hard circumstances and grave challenges, also facing all states of the world.

Countries have been suffering from the repercussions of these challenges and are seeking to tackle them, most notably the coronavirus crisis and the economic situation from which many countries have been suffering from recently. HH the Crown Prince affirmed the private sector's key role in Arab states' economic development. "We count on you through your relentless efforts to recover Arab economies...while we advise you to conduct positive contacts and exchange information and economic indices with relevant government departments," he said.

While emphasizing role of these chambers to attain economic recovery, HH the Crown Prince also underlined role of the "private information" sector to disseminate facts about the states and communities rather than "spreading rumors for narrow and personal gains".

The head of the Kuwaiti chamber also addressed the audience, expressing gratitude to His Highness the Crown Prince, noting that Kuwait has always been proud of its Arab affiliations and has been hosting a number of Arab agencies. He also extended thanks and expressed good wishes to HH the Amir Sheikh Nawaf. - KUNA