India-Arab partnership conference to be held in Muscat next week

India and the Arab countries will look to strengthen their economic ties during the summit.

The Dollar Business Bureau

The upcoming India-Arab Partnership Conference will give India and the Arab members’ opportunities to boost their economic ties and business-to-business links.

The 5th Conference, to be held in Muscat and Oman on December 14, will be organised by the Oman Foreign Ministry, Arab League Secretariat in association with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

The Federation of Arab Businessmen (FAB) and the General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Agriculture (GUCCIA) will also participate in the meeting.

"The most important part of the partnership conference is economic cooperation and to build business to business links," said Sanjay Bhattacharyya, India’s Ambassador to Cairo.

The conference this year is themed on building partnership innovation and cooperation in information technology sector.

According to the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the meeting will have ministerial representation from both the Indian and the Arab sides. More than 500 Indian and Arab government officials, businessmen, academicians, and investors are expected to participate in the conference.

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is representing the Indian side, while the Oman Chamber of Commerce will represent its Arab partners. The conference will also see participation from nine other chambers from the Arab States.

The Dollar Business Bureau - Dec 08, 2016 12:00 IST