3rd EU-Arab World Summit - Athens, Greece
Together with high calibre round of business delegation, I enjoyed representing the Swiss Arab Network where we have been an official supporter of the EU-Arab World Summit an Athens.
Heads of states and governments and top-level entrepreneurs from Europe and the Middle East convened in Athens 29-30 October 2018 for a summit devoted to enhancing regional cooperation.
In his opening remarks, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hailed the growing trade links as becoming "more and more significant not only for our region but also for the world".
But the 3rd EU Arab World Summit was designed to go beyond politics, by encouraging entrepreneurs and innovators from both regions to connect under the slogan "Shared Horizons".
It was a unique forum of dialogue and a platform for bringing together political and economic leaders to discuss regional and global challenges that directly impact our security and prosperity. At the same time, it provided the business community with the opportunity to interact with political leaders and fellow economic leaders and enterprises.
Therefore, the Summit contributed significantly to deepen relationships between the EU and the Arab world by enhancing common understanding of challenges and mutual respect.