A delegation from the DEC participated in the two-day “Gulf and the World” conference taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the 5th December, 2011.
Heading the delegation is HE Hani Al Hamli, DEC Secretary General accompanied by Dr. Abdulrazak Alfaris, Chief Economic Counselor and Mr. Nasser Al Mutawa, Event Senior Executive.
The event comes under the patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Saud al-Faisal. The conference discussed a number of topics related to the gulf region, most importantly the role of GCC countries in regional, international political changes and their implications on the regional security environment. The conference also addressed the prospects of the global energy market and means of preserving and maintaining economic growth amid the volatile global economy.
An elite panel of speakers have taken part in the conference including the dignitaries and officials from the UAE and GCC countries in addition to representatives of regional and international organizations.
The conference was rich in political and security content which focus on the role of GCC members in the changing regional and international landscape.
On the sidelines of the conference, HE Hani Al Hamli stated that this conference is of great importance for the GCC economies in view of the situation in the MENA in terms of security and political changes which may have their effects on the economies of GCC countries. “This requires an analysis of the current changes in the said region to find a common strategy that copes with these changes in order to eventually enable our countries to move forward with their ambitious development plans”, Al Hamli added.