Fifth edition of India-Arab Partnership Conference concluded in Muscat

Dec 18, 2016 09:01 IST

The fifth edition of the India-Arab Partnership Conference concluded on 15 December 2016 in Muscat, Oman. The two-day conference focused on devising strategies to boost economic partnership between India and Arab League.

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Highlights of 5th edition of India-Arab Partnership Conference

• The theme of the conference was - Partnership towards innovation and cooperation in Information Technology.

• It was organised by the Oman Foreign Ministry and Arab League Secretariat in partnership with the Union Ministry of External Affairs of India.

• The participants in the conference deliberated on means and ways to enhance the flow of investments, accelerate the investment projects of prioritized sectors and export promotion.

• They also discussed several important topics in fields of technology, innovation, health, pharma sector, clean technology, renewable energy, food security, education, skills development and tourism sector.

• The 500 participants of the conference include officials from the Arab League, the Indian Government, businessmen, investors and academicians.

• Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Oman Chamber of Commerce coordinated the conference.

• Other partners of the conference were Federation of Arab Businessmen (FAB) and the General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Agriculture (GUCCIA).

About Arab League

• The Arab League is a regional organization of Arab countries in and around North Africa, the Horn of Africa and Arabia.

• The League was formed in 1945 by 6 countries. At present, it has 22 members.

• It plays key a role in coordinating the foreign policies of the member states.

• Key member States of the league are – Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordon, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

• Its administrative centre is located in Cairo, Egypt.

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