Under the Auspices of the President of Lebanon ESCWA to Hold its 22nd Session


Beirut, 3 April 2003 (United Nations Information Service)--Under the auspices of the President of the Lebanese Republic Emile Lahoud, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) will be holding its 22nd Session from 14 to 17 April at the UN House, Riad Solh Square, Beirut.

Participants in the Session will be ministers and high-level officials from ESCWA Member States (Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the Syrian Arab Republic, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen). Representatives from concerned United Nations agencies and programs, regional and international governmental and non-governmental organizations will also attend the Session.

The sessions of ESCWA are the high-level organ entrusted in designing the general policies of the Regional Commission.

It is worth noting that Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal and ESCWA Executive Secretary Mervat Tallawy discussed in a phone call, Wednesday, the role of the Commission in enhancing regional integration and cooperation.