India-Arab Partnership Conference concludes

Q.  Where was the fifth edition of the India-Arab Partnership Conference held?
- Published on 19 Dec 16

a. Muscat
b. Abu Dhabi
c. Dubai
d. Riyadh

ANSWER: Muscat
India-Arab Partnership Conference concludesThe 5th edition of the India-Arab Partnership Conference concluded on 15 December 2016 in Muscat, Oman.

The two-day conference focused on devising strategies to boost economic partnership between India and Arab League.

The theme of the conference was - "Partnership towards innovation and cooperation in Information Technology."

Organised by the Oman Foreign Ministry and Arab League Secretariat in partnership with the Union Ministry of External Affairs of India, the conference deliberated on means and ways to enhance the flow of investments, accelerate the investment projects of prioritised sectors and export promotion.

Also discussed were technology, innovation, health, pharma sector, clean technology, renewable energy, food security, education, skills development and tourism sector.

500 participants of the conference include officials from the Arab League, the Indian Government, businessmen, investors and academicians.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Oman Chamber of Commerce coordinated the conference.

Other partners of the conference were Federation of Arab Businessmen (FAB) and the General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Agriculture (GUCCIA).

About the Arab League
  • Administrative centre: Cairo, Egypt.
  • Arab League comprises Arab nations in: North Africa, Horn of Africa, Arabia
  • Formed: 1945
  • Founding countries: 6
  • Membership- 22 nations
  • Role: Coordinating the foreign policies of the member states.
Member States of the league include:
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Iraq
  • UAE
  • Oman

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