Overview of the First Japan-Arab Economic Forum

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


  • With about 1,100 participants from Japan and Arab states, the 2nd Japan–Arab Economic Forum, which was held in the Arab states for the first time, ended successfully and achieved many outcomes.
  • The Forum announced a joint statement (The Tunisia Declaration) which expresses the Japan's strong will to deepen economic relationship between Japan and all Arab states through public-private sector collaboration.
  • Both sides discussed the possibility of cooperation and projects in the new fields (solar energy, nuclear energy, water, railways, satellites and so on), and developed frank discussions on Japan's strengths and mutual challenges (industry diversification and the promotion of infrastructure exports).
  • Participants from the Arab states showed high interest in Japan's public–private joint effort in the new field.
  • Substantial progress was seen on wide-ranging levels and in a wide variety of fields. Both sides announced 39 new projects related to the solar energy field, the launching of portal sites, and projects to be implemented by related organizations.