KUWAIT, July 11 — There is great keenness to bolster cultural exchange between Egypt and Kuwait and among youth of the two countries and of the Arab world, out of a belief this is key and means to realize nations’ aspirations of a prosperous future, an official told KUNA, Thursday.

The remarks were made by Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports Khaled Abdelaziz, who added youth play a key role in society and are dominating even the political arena day by day.

“Therefore the leadership and President Abdelfatah Al-Sisi is keen on projects catering to youth to encourage them to realize their ambitions and ultimately serve their homeland.”

The minister had yesterday visited Kuwait House of National Works, where he and house rector Yousef Al-Amiri discussed the idea of forming a program for Gulf and Egyptian youth.

Al-Amiri for his part said the program was formulated in Kuwait while the participants are from all Gulf countries.

The 18-article program and its goals would be presented to President Al-Sissi, he said. One item among the goals, he noted, is holding an Arab Youth Social and Economic Forum.

If all goes to plan, the summit is slated for next October, to be hosted in Cairo under the auspices of Al-Sissi.

The summit would see contributions from 380 participants from the Arab World with the aim of encouraging small projects and ventures and encouraging financial support to such ventures, which are also a means to provide more job opportunities.

The minister is visiting Kuwait upon the invitation of Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah.

The objective of the visit is to boost cooperation and exchange on youth affairs between the two countries and to shed light on the Kuwaiti experience in this field.