9th World Islamic Economic Forum begins in London today
LONDON: The three-day event of 9th World Islamic Economic Forum will start in London on Tuesday 29th October with an aim to focus on a number of issues such as Islamic banking and finance, technology, infrastructure development, health, exports, education and youth.
This is the Forum’s first annual event in Europe following successes in Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Kuwait and Pakistan.
Leaders and legislative body of several 115 countries will attend the three-day event.
This year’s theme “Changing World‚ New Relationships” will encapsulate the emergence of new economic linkages between nations across borders‚ religions and cultures in a fast changing world. The prime minister will address the opening session of the economic forum on Tuesday 29th October and appraise the forum of his government’s priorities particularly in the economic field.
PM Nawaz Sharif will also share the steps it was taking to create business and investment opportunities and will discuss matters relating to development greater economic cooperation and teamwork between Muslim countries and with the rest of the world.
On the sideline of the forum‚ the Prime Minister will also meet heads of state and government of different Islamic countries to discuss two-sided relationships and regional and international situation.
The Prime Minister is also scheduled to attend a trilateral meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.