Ministers of education in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait seek greater cooperation

Saudi Arabia’s Education Minister Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh held talks with his Kuwaiti counterpart Dr. Ali Al-Mudhaf to develop common classroom plans and goals. Kuwait’s minister met with the chief of a pan-Gulf Arab education body known as the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States (ABEGS), Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Assimi, to try to keep the crucial sector afloat after disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Both meetings took place in Saudi Arabia on the sidelines of a global education conference.

Ministers of education in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait seek greater cooperationThe meetings precede future talks involving officials from both Gulf Arab neighbors, the Kuwaiti minister noted. During their talks, ABEGS chief Al-Assimi explained how his organization can contribute to the development of education in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the education sector is in dire need of reforms to realize its development goals, says Dr. Saleh Al-Qusomi, the Saudi education ministry’s undersecretary. Over 200 leaders from global education have gathered in Riyadh for an international discussion that will shed light on certain perennial challenges in education.