Bahrain to host key Arab banking summit
Manama, October 29, 2013
Bahrain will host the Arab Banking Conference 2013 under the auspices and in the presence of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa on April 3 and 4.
The conference will take place on the sidelines of the annual general meeting of the Arab Banking Federation in addition to its board of directors meeting, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
The conference is organised by the Federation of Arab Banks in co-operation with the Central Bank of Bahrain under the theme: Requirements for Sustainable Socio-Economic Development.
Leading Arab, international financial and banking organisations interested in socio-economic development requirements are expected to participate.
The conference aims to shed light on the significance of socio-economic development in the Arab world, boosting inter-Arab investments, creation of job opportunities for Arab youth, combating poverty and mobilising the public and the private sectors to usher in reconstruction and restoration in countries that suffered from unrest, it added.
Investing in human and natural resources, making capital funds available, facilitating investment, boosting the private sector as a key partner in development and benefiting from giant Arab banks' potential for promoting development in Arab countries, are some of the other topics on the agenda.-TradeArabia News Service