Overview of the 2nd Japan-Arab Economic Forum

  • TOP
  • Background
  • Outline
  • Entire hedule
  • Summary of Events
  • Evaluation
  • Chair's Summary
  • Main  Praticipants

Entry Schedule

1. Date

Saturday December 11 and Sunday December 12, 2010

2. Venue

Tunis, Tunisia (Ramada Plaza Tunis)

3. Participants

  • Approx. 400 attendees from Japan and approx. 700 attendees from the Arab states
  • Main participants
    • ・ H.E. Mr. Maehara, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
    • ・ H.E. Mr. Ohata, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
    • ・ Mr. Watari, Chairman of the Board of Councillors of Nippon Keidanren
    • ・ Mr. Okuda, Chairman of JCCME
    • ・ H.E. Mr. Amre Moussa, Secretary General of the League of Arab States
    • ・ H.E. Mr. Mohamed Ghannouchi, Prime Minister of Tunisia
    • ・ Members of economic associations and the business sector from both sides also participated in the event.
      (More than thirty leaders of international organizations and government ministers from Arab states attended the forum.)

4. Program

December 11 (Saturday)
  • Photo session
  • Opening session
  • New Projects⁄ Agreements & Planed Activities (39 projects were announced)
  • Session 1: Ministerial–level meeting (Energy and Environment)
  • Session 2: Ministerial–level meeting (Human Resource Development, Education, and Science Technology)
  • Session 3: Sectoral Workshops
    • ・Solar Photovoltaic Power and Solar Thermal Power
    • ・Water (Arab–Japan Water Policy Dialogue)
    • ・Business Activities of Japanese Companies
  • Joint Statement (The Tunisia Declaration) and Press Briefing
  • Dinner Reception
December 12 (Sunday)
  • Session 4: Sectoral Workshop
    • ・Nuclear Power
    • ・Infrastructure (Construction, Railway, Financing the infrastructure)
    • ・IT, High Technology and Satellite
  • Session 5: Ministerial–level meeting (Investment, Tourism, Finance and Trade)
  • Closing session

5. Other Events

  • The Tunisian government hosted the Welcome Reception in the evening of December 10 (Friday).
  • Attendees from Japan and the Arab states had one–on–one business meetings during the Forum.