Opening in Istanbul of the WEF on Mena and Eurasia regions with the participation of Morocco : 06/06/2012

Opening in Istanbul of the WEF on Mena and Eurasia regions with the participation of Morocco

Mr. Nizar BARAKA, Minister of Economy and Finance, takes part in the world Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa and the Eurasia regions which opened Tuesday June 05th 2012 in Istanbul, with the participation of about 60 countries.

It is the first time in 42 years that the World Economic Forum (WEF) organizes an event exclusively dedicated to addressing issues in relation to these regions where economic, political and social changes are deep.

The Forum, held in the first metropolis of Turkey from June 4th to 6th under the theme "linking transition regions", brings together more than 1,000 leaders from the world of business, policy, University and civil society coming from more than 70 countries.

They will cover various issues relating in particular to the crisis of debt in the Euro zone, Arab spring, Syrian crisis, unemployment of young people, including the involvement of the civil society in political and economic reforms and the role of Turkey in the region.

This international meeting will allow the political leaders, economic operators, representatives of civil society and distinguished academics, to initiate discussions on methods that Governments and business leaders could follow, to set up new models of growth development, good governance, employment promotion and human development.

The opening session of the WEF on the MENA and Eurasia regions, co-organized by the Turkish Government, was characterized by the participation of the Palestinian President, Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, the Prime Minister of Turkey, Mr.Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the head of the Tunisian Government, Mr.Hamadi Jebali.

The Moroccan delegation that takes part in this International forum includes, in addition to the Minister and Mr. Mohamed Najib Boulif, Minister delegates in charge of general Affairs and governance, officials of the Ministry of Economy and Finance and officials from the Ministry in charge of General Affairs and Governance, as well as several business leaders and civil society actors.