Arab Parliament to organize forum on boosting economic integration in Egypt 23-25 May



Thu, 19 May 2022 - 10:32 GMT


Thu, 19 May 2022 - 10:32 GMT

CAIRO – 19 May 2022: The Arab Parliament will organize a forum of boosting economic integration among Arab countries under the title: “intra trade and role of public and private sectors” in Egypt on 23-25 May.

In a statement, the parliament said the forum will be held under the auspices of Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and with high-level Arabic presence.

Arab Parliament Speaker Adel Al-Asoumi said the forum aims to discuss ways to achieve economic integration among Arab countries in light of the current challenges facing the region and the world.

He added that the forum will discuss the status of the Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA) and review Arab experiences in inter-trade and the role of the private sector in this regard.

The forum will aim at discussing facilitating trade exchange out of the international orientation and Arab economic integration as a main way to enhance solidarity among Arab countries and achieve the desired development and prosperity for the Arab people.

The forum will also discuss the international and regional developments regarding the repercussions of the global crisis and its impact on the economic conditions in the Arab region.

During the forum, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli will give opening remarks. Also, Asoumi and Director-General of the Arab Administrative Development Organization Nasser Al-Qahtani will also speak during the forum.

For the first time, the forum will be held with the attendance of high-level figures, including ministers and representatives of Arab countries. This includes Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea and Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait.

Also, Sudan’s Minister of Trade and Supply in Sudan Amal Saleh Saad, Libya’s Minister of Labor and Rehabilitation Ali Al-Abed Al-Rida, and Iraqi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Arkan Shehab Ahmed will be among the attendees.

This is in addition to Secretary-General of the Union of Arab Chambers, Khaled Hanafi and Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, founder and president of the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization.

Representatives of the League of Arab States, the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the Arab federations of industries and chambers of commerce and a number of Arab businessmen will also participate in the forum.



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