Peninsula sub-region that is covered by the
Arabian Peninsula sub-regional grouping of AARINENA is constituted by 6
countries. These countries roughly cover 2.5 million sq. km. and have a
totla population of 29 million. Average per capita GNP for the region is
estimated at US$ 5400.
The Arabian Peninsula sub-regional grouping
was established to provide AARINENA, the Regional Organisation, with a
sub-regional contact point, a liaison officer. More spefically, the
liaison officer has the following functions: a) assist the sub-regional
grouping in deciding on its modus operandi and the way it organises its
work and how it relates to other political and technical groupings in the
sub-region, b) serve as a contact point with the other AARINENA
sub-regional groups, as well as with the CGIAR centres, donor agencies and
relevant organizations, c) act as a clearinghouse for regional and
sub-regional projects and follow-up of their implementation, and d)
represent the sub-region in the Executive Committee of AARINENA.