19 November 2013

Africa: Arab-African Summit Opens in Kuwait

Kuwait — The 3rd Arab-African Summit opened works, on Tuesday in Kuwait, on the theme: "Partners in Development and Investment."

The summit aims to establish an Arab-African partnership and achieve joint economic projects.

Tunisia is taking part in this event with a delegation led by Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki.

The two-day summit is attended by leaders of 62 Arab and African countries, China, Russia and Iran and officials of African and Arab funding and development funds.

In his address to the plenary session, President Marzouki will present the Tunisian approach aimed to boost Arab-African co-operation, notably in the field of human resources' exploitation and development in service of joint investment and development.

The first Arab-African Summit was held in 1977 in Egypt and the second in 2010 in Libya. The event is organised at the initiative of the Arab League and the African Union commission.

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