Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Nazmi bin Haji Mohamad shared Brunei Darussalam’s strategy to create opportunities and empower youth and sports development at the 5th Session of Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from September 7 to 9.
The minister highlighted the importance of youth participation in policy and decision making process at national and international levels and outlined the Sultanate’s efforts to engage the youth.
Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Nazmi also said the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) brought emerging technologies to the forefront at transforming the future of work and highlighted the need for youth to be equipped with future and industry relevant skills.
The minister also shared Brunei’s commitment to facilitate and promote inclusivity through the sports-for-all approach to unite youth and the community at large.
Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Nazmi concluded his statement by urging Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states to move forward with organisations to implement initiatives to shape future ready youth and enable inclusive sporting ecosystem using IR4.0 technologies.
The conference saw ministers and representatives of OIC member states responsible for youth and sports adopt ‘The Omnibus Resolution on Youth and Sports’ and ‘Declaration of the 5th Session of the Islamic Conference of Ministers of Youth and Sports’.
The minister also joined a banquet hosted by His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Azeez bin Turki Al-Faisal, the Minister of Sports of Saudi Arabia.
Permanent Secretary (Youth) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Haji Zakaria bin Haji Serudin was also in attendance.