The Economic and Social Summit of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was held on Sunday in Beirut and the United Arab Emirates took part in the summit with a high-delegation led by Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates.
The summit was opened by General Michel Aoun, president of the Lebanese Republic. The representative of Saudi Arabia as chairman of the third session of the summit also took part in the opening session.
The summit agenda includes a number of topics and topics that contribute to supporting the development objectives in the Arab countries at economic and social level, in particular cooperation in the areas of internal trade, investment, food security, energy, digital economy, small and medium-sized enterprises, development finance, women's empowerment, poverty eradication and systems development. Educational and others.
Ing. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates, delivered the United Arab Emirates speech emphasizing the acumen of the wise guidance of the United Arab Emirates to support the efforts of an & # 39; Arab community to promote Arab integration in the economic and social field and to enable Arab countries to meet the challenges of development and to benefit from the vast potential and opportunities they possess in different ways to promote the sustainable development of the Arab world.
Al Mansoori added that the development summit provides an ideal platform for discussing projects and economic and social issues of interest to Arab countries and developing a road map for cooperation between institutions and stakeholders in various Arab countries to find new solutions and effective mechanisms that improve the ability of the Arab world to move towards a new phase of growth. A better future for future generations of Arabs, emphasizing the enthusiasm of the United Arab Emirates to support the Summit decisions and continue to work hand-in-hand with the Arab brothers countries to implement the projects and development programs that emanate from them .
He emphasized that the topics of the summit deal with issues of great importance for the development process in the Arab region and that Arab-Arab cooperation through the tracks discussed at the summit would have achieved important results in terms of development prosperity. for the Arab countries and peoples. Arab efforts in this context and its acuteness in sharing its potential, its expertise and its pioneering development experience with the fraternal Arab countries.
During the summit, the UAE emphasized their support for Arab efforts to develop a common Arab vision for the development of the digital economy, taking advantage of its diverse applications, opportunities and opportunities and preparing for the requirements and challenges it poses. . This sector is one of the main trends in the construction of future economies.
The delegation of the United Arab Emirates included Mohammed Sharaf Al Hashemi, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Economic and Economic Affairs, Eng. Mohammed Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economics, Jumah Mubarak Al Jneibi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Cairo and Permanent Representative of the League of Arab States. Lebanon, Mohammed Saleh Shalawah, adviser to the Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates, Jumaa Mohammed Al Kait, deputy undersecretary for the foreign trade sector at the Ministry of Economics of the United Arab Emirates and Nasser Ismail, undersecretary of the ministry for community development.
The agenda of the Fourth Arab Development Summit included a number of economic and social issues, in particular the follow-up to the decisions and recommendations of the third summit session in Riyadh in 2013, and the heading on Arab food security which includes three subtitles: Sudan's initiative on Arab food security The emergency program for Arab food security and the question of the integration and trade of agricultural, plant and animal products in the Arab region.
The summit agenda also included a point on the discussion of the developments of the Great Arab Free Trade Area, the update of the requirements of the Arab Customs Union, an article on the Arab Charter for the development of the sector of SMEs and a point on the Arab strategy for sustainable energy 2030.
The agenda included a voice on the Arabian common market for electricity and the initiative to integrate tourism and cultural and cultural heritage in Arab countries.
In the same context, the economic voices included the issue of solid waste management in the Arab world, cooperation efforts to support the Palestinian economy, discuss the financing mechanisms for development, the Aid for Trade program and develop a vision Arab common in the digital economy.
On the social level, the agenda included a number of other elements, such as the Arab strategic framework for the elimination of multidimensional poverty, the family action plan in the Arab region, and the initiative. for the health of women, the strategy of child protection for asylum and child labor in the Arab region, the fourth Arab Sports Games in 2021.