Davos Economic Conference begins with the participation of Iraq


Jordan’s King Abdullah II opened the official meeting of the World Economic Forum for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on Saturday in the Dead Sea area of ​​southwest Amman.
Since Friday, the Dead Sea area has been under tight security, ahead of the arrival of King Abdullah II, Arab and foreign leaders and government officials from several countries.
Jordanian army forces imposed a complete closure of the conference area, which is being held at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center in the Dead Sea, and erected several military checkpoints around the forum.
The meeting will be attended by Spanish King Philip VI, Iraqi President Fuad Masum, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Macedonian President Georgi Ivanov, Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and Niger President Mohamed Yousufo.
This year’s Forum, “Empowering Generations for the Future,” addresses the most important tools of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in facing the current geopolitical and economic challenges.
Several seminars were held during the day and on Sunday, the most prominent proposals to address the high unemployment rates in the Middle East and North Africa through the use of technology, and how to integrate refugees into production.
The forum will also focus on seminars to discuss entrepreneurship and innovation through modern technology, building economies that ensure the participation of all, and the relief and diplomatic efforts necessary to meet the challenges of the region.

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