King to open WEF tomorrow

Amman, His Majesty King Abdullah II will open the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa tomorrow with a keynote speech addressing more than 1,000 government, business and civil society leaders from over 50 countries.

This will be the 10th meeting in Jordan and 17th meeting in the region. Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II will participate in the high-profile event.

Under the theme “Building New Platforms of Cooperation”, the meeting will focus on four transformational imperatives: Shaping a new economic and social model for the region; environmental stewardship in the Arab world; finding common ground in a multiconceptual world; and the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Arab world.

Among the public figures taking part in the meeting are: Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations; Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria; Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Nationality Authority; Armen Sarkissian, President of Armenia; Emine Erdogan, First Lady of Turkey; Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; Ghassan Hasbani, Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon; Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain; Prime Minister of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Nechirvan Barzani, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and a number of US congressmen.

Source: Jordan News Agency