The State of Qatar hosts on Monday 19 March 2007 the Second Conference on Enriching the Middle East’s Economic Future. The three-day event is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with California University’s Burkle Center for International Relations will discuss major economic issues in the region, with the participation of experts and researchers from the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
The conference during morning and evening sessions will discuss major economic issues in the region foremost gulf security, dynamics of energy, as task forces shall also deliberate varying matters such as investments, grants, situation of energy in the Middle East and market competition.
Economists, experts and researchers from different parts of the world will take part in the conference. The Minister of Finance and Charge d’Affaires of the Ministry of Economy and Trade H E Youssuf Hussein Kamal and Secretary General of the State Planning Council H E Sheikh Hamad bin Jabor Al Thani will lead Qatar at the conference.
Dynamics of energy and its role in regional development will be among the issues of focus. Participants will also assign sessions to discuss government grant funds, competitiveness and the possibility to transform Asian economies and integrate them into the global economy.
The conference will conclude with an open session where recommendations and results will be issued to draw up a clear vision for joint commitments in the future.
The State of Qatar is organizing the conference for the second consecutive year out of its belief that economic stability in the Middle East is a vital issue for the whole international community, hence the importance of a cooperative gathering where interested parties from across the world meet and share ideas and concerns.
The conference is also a means to explore possibilities and ways to better invest the accumulating oil and gas revenues, promote democracy and alleviate conflicts in the region.
The Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations, which is co-organizing the Conference, fosters cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary and policy-oriented teaching on the contemporary world and the role of the United States in global security, military, political, social and economic affairs.