The Establishment of the Japan-Arab Economic Forum

January 20, 2009

  1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announce the establishment of the “Japan-Arab Economic Forum” with the Arab League in cooperation with relevant governmental and private organizations, for the purpose of strengthening economic ties between Japan and Arab countries.
  2. The Forum aims to help Japan-Arab economic relations be reinforced through cooperation in such fields as trade and investment promotion, energy, technology and human resources development. With the participation of relavant governmental organizations and private economic organizations, the Forum is expected to be an active all-Japan undertaking.
  3. The first Forum is planned to be held in Tokyo this fall, and the second in Tunis, Tunisia, in 2010.