20 August 2017 11:13 PM
17-20 January, 2017

47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos

Sunday، 22 January 2017 - 11:59 AM

Trade Minister Tarek Qabil, Investment Minister Dalia Khorshed, International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr and ex-Arab League Secretary General Amr Mousa left for Switzerland to take part in the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial meeting, set to be held on the fringe of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos on January 17-20.

Davos is a key venue that brings together international investors, banks and organizations.

Davos forum is scheduled to set features of negotiations agents and priorities of member states during the coming stage.

Egyptian Participation

- Investment Minister Dalia Khorshed was present at a debate on societal values of the digital communications industry, which was held Wednesday 18/1/2017 as part of activities of the World Trade Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The debate focused on the growing role of the private sector in outlining policies in partnership with the governments, a statement by the Investment Ministry said. Khorshed told participants that the private sector plays an important role in providing expertise and knowledge, as well as securing funds needed to achieve development and growth sought by the governments. The Egyptian government is seeking to further involve the private sector in the development process; Khorshed was quoted as having said.

- Trade Minister Tarek Qabil will participate as a key guest in the forum's sessions, including a session on Arab economic future. The minister will review the important economic reform measures taken by Egypt, especially improving the investment climate and developing legislations related to economy and investment. The minister will participate in a mini-ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) due to be held on the fringe of the WEF. Qabil's participation in the WTO meeting comes at an invitation from the Swiss president.

- International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr will review the progress realized so far in implementing the ambitious Egyptian economic program - which aims mainly at realizing social and economic development. Nasr said she will deliver a speech at Thursday's session on development in the Middle East and North Africa which would offer a great chance for highlighting the government's intensive efforts to achieve prosperity. Nasr said she will hold tete-a-tete talks with development partners and ministers of economy in a number of states to underscore Egypt's priorities in the coming period and how financial institutions could support Egypt's ambitious development plan.

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