The 1st Meeting of Japan-Arab Economic Forum

December 2, 2009
Japanese

  1. The 1st Meeting of Japan-Arab Economic Forum will be held over the two-day period from December 7 (Mon) to 8 (Tue) in Tokyo (Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so). The Forum will be jointly hosted by Japan (Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) and the League of Arab States (LAS).
     
  2. The purpose of the establishment of the Japan-Arab Economic Forum is to strengthen mutual economic relations between Japan and the LAS members through cooperation in a wide range of fields such as trade, investment, energy, technology and human resource development. Attendees from the Japanese side will include Mr. Katsuya Okada, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Mr. Masayuki Naoshima, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry; Mr. Fujio Mitarai, Chairman of Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation); and Mr. Jiro Nemoto, Chairman of the Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East. Attendees from the Arab side will be Mr. Amr Moussa, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, and Ministers from each LAS member. Officials from organizations in Japan and the Arab region, as well as from private-sector businesses, will also attend.
     
  3. The main schedule of the Forum is as follows
  4. 6 (Sun)  Signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Co-operation regarding the Establishment of the Japan-Arab Economic Forum

          Reception co-hosted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs/Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (Iikura House)

    7 (Mon)  Government and Private Sector Joint Meeting (Ministerial level) (Chinzan-so)

          Reception hosted by the Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East (Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so)

    8 (Tue)    Business Seminar (Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so)

    * A Business Fair (exhibition) will also be held on December 7 and 8 at the same venue

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League of Arab States Members (headquarters in Cairo): United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Yemen, Iraq, Egypt, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Comoros, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Tunisia, Bahrain, Mauritania, Morocco, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

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