U.A.E. participates in 28th meeting of senior officials of municipalities in the GCC

DUBAI: The U.A.E. has participated in the 28th meeting of Senior Municipal Officials in the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, which was recently held in Riyadh.

The U.A.E. delegation included Sultan Alwan, Assistant Under-Secretary for Water Resources and Nature Conservation at the Ministry of Environment and Water, Fatima Hassan Ahli, the Deputy Director of Government Communications Management Department at the Ministry of Environment and Water, and Sultan Salem Al Mansoori, Parks and Recreation Facilities Division Manager in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

During the meeting, the parties discussed necessary recommendations on implementing the GCC’s strategic urban plans in line with decisions approved by the higher council in its 31st session, which was held in December, 2010, as well as the follow up of decisions the committee made in February last year.

The parties recommended the completion of the field visits programme regarding urban planning in the U.A.E., Oman and Saudi Arabia and discussed strengthening GCC co-operation in the fields of strategic urban planning and urban environment.