Arab Economic Forum kicks off in Beirut

Activities of the 26th session of the Arab Economic Forum kicked off here on Thursday, under the patronage of Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri.

The Forum will witness the release of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) report on promoting growth in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as a session on the Climate and Opportunities of Business and Investments in the Arab countries, in light of developments in new legislation and procedures, particularly the developments in Saudi Arabia within the Kingdom's Vision 2030.

The event will also highlight new opportunities and investment projects in Egypt, in addition to a special session focusing on the Arab-African economic, trade and investment relations, and means of developing them.

The Arab Economic Forum was established in 1993 supported by late Lebanon's Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, after the end of the Lebanese war. The Forums organized by Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group in Lebanon attracted about 25,000 officials and investors from various Arab and other countries.

The Forum proved to be a meeting platform for the Arab economic leaders of private and public sectors and a launching base for several other forums held in Arab countries.

Source: International Islamic News Agency