The family institution plays a vital role in the nation building process and in efforts to maintain the well-being of the society, community and country. A healthy, harmonious and strong family can contribute to the prosperity of the society, citizens who are united as well as a solid and sustainable nation development.
Therefore, according to the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, it is very important for every country including Brunei Darussalam to enhance and double up efforts to establish and develop capabilities in strengthening the family institution for the well-being of all. Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof stated this at the First Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC Ministerial Conference on Marriage and Family Institution.
According to Yang Berhormat Pehin, the stability of the family institution can be strengthened and protected by establishing an environment that is mutually helpful, cooperative and respectful not only among the family members comprising of the parents and children but also the local community and all stakeholders. The two day conference held at the Conference Palace in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia was attended by Ministers responsible for family affairs. The conference themed 'Towards an OIC Approach to empower the Marriage and family Institution and Preserve its Value'. The meeting was chaired by His Excellency Doctor Ali bin Nasser al-Ghamis, Minister of Labour and Social Development, Saudi Arabia.
Source: Radio Television Brunei