By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 15 December 2013:
The Deputy Minister of Industry, Abdul Bakr El-Ghawi, has arrived in Tokyo at the head . . .[restrict]of a 10-man delegation to the 3rd Japan-Arab Economic Forum which begins tomorrow, 16 December.
Also in the delegation are the Secretary-General and two members of the Tripoli Chamber of Commerce and Industry, three officials from the Ministry of Industry and three from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The two-day event, organised by the Japan Cooperation Centre for the Middle East, is an annual event, but last year’s gathering had to be cancelled because of the Arab Spring. The previous forum, the second, took place in Tunis in 2011, just days before the start of the revolution there which gave birth to the Spring.
This year’s forum will be looking at, among other issues, Japanese investment in the Arab world and ways of increasing the number of Arab students studying in Japan.