Nearly 20 Arab nations on 14 July 2013 pledged to improve the welfare of minorities in Karnataka with financial aid to young entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises and for empowering women. About 20 Arab nations in West Asia and Africa have committed to grant 8 million rupees in 2013 to fund minority entrepreneurs, help young women become self-reliant and educate the youth.
Among the states that have pledged help are Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. A delegation of the chamber recently visited Karnataka and offered support to the government's various minority programmes.
With offices in Dubai and Muscat, the chamber has about 330 members, including 130 from across the Arab states. The Arab states assured that the state government that we will facilitate more investment to Karnataka from the Arab world.
Who: Arab nations.
When: 14 July 2013.