Holding of the CEAPAD (Conference on cooperation among East Asian countries for Palestinian Development) “Private Sector Promotion Meeting”
November 27, 2013
1. The Government of Japan, together with the Palestinian Authority, will hold the CEAPAD “Private Sector Promotion Meeting” at the Mita Kaigisho on December 2 and 3. At this meeting discussions are expected to focus on helping Palestine achieve economic independence, centering on strengthening the country’s private sector, while drawing on the economic development expertise of the public and private sectors in East Asia.
2. This meeting will be attended by Mr. Mohammad Abu Ramadan, Palestinian Minister of State for Planning Affairs, as well as representatives from the public and private sectors of Palestine and East Asian countries, US government officials, representatives of international organizations etc. The meeting will be co-chaired by Minister Ramadan and Mr. Yutaka Iimura, Special Envoy for the Middle East (Representative of the Government of Japan).
(Reference) Conference on Cooperation among East Asian Countries for Palestinian Development (CEAPAD)CEAPAD was established through the initiative of the Government of Japan as an international conference for discussing approaches for supporting Palestine that mobilize East Asia’s resources, expertise and experience in economic development. The first ministerial-level CEAPAD was held in Tokyo on February 13 and 14 this year. Based on the joint statement (PDF) from that conference an Aid Coordination Meeting was held in Bangkok in September, and following on from that, this Private Sector Promotion Meeting will be held. Based on the outcomes of both meetings, the second ministerial-level meeting of the CEAPAD will be held in Indonesia next.