Riyadh to Host 20th Meeting of GCC Ministers of Housing Affairs Next Wednesday

Saudi Arabia will host a virtual meeting on Friday April 10 of energy ministers from the Group of 20 major economies in a bid to ensure "market stability" amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AFP/File Photo)
Saudi Arabia will host a virtual meeting on Friday April 10 of energy ministers from the Group of 20 major economies in a bid to ensure "market stability" amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AFP/File Photo)

Riyadh next Wednesday is scheduled to host the 20th meeting of ministers of housing at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) of Arab States, under the presidency of Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail.

The meeting is part of continuous efforts to realize joint efforts that GCC was established on, enhance efforts of GCC housing sectors, and to increase the efficiency and quality of services offered to citizens of GCC states.

Leaders of the housing sector at GCC are planned to discuss several files, mainly a strategy to establish a joint housing database among GCC member states, where the participants will also discuss the unified general bylaw for real estate owners; the GCC award in the housing field; the mechanism to exchange expertise, experiments and information; coordination and preparations for regional and international meetings; highlighting GCC housing action in regional and international events; and monitoring and documenting the efforts of ministries of housing in GCC states in facing the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is also planned to hold proactive preparatory meetings for the coordination and technical committees concerned with housing affairs and meetings for senior officials of the housing sector at GCC states.

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