Bahrain delegation arrives at Davos
- Bahrain: Wednesday, January 23 - 2013 at 13:09
- PRESS RELEASE
A Bahraini delegation including Kamal bin Ahmed, Minister of Transportation and Acting Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), and Mahmood Al-Kooheji, CEO, Mumtalakat arrived in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
Kamal bin Ahmed said, "As the global economy continues to recover from the financial crisis, relations between governments and the private sector will be vital in ensuring jobs and long term economic growth that benefits all. Forums like the WEF meetings help to create the necessary dialogue that enables businesses and governments to work together."
"For us in Bahrain, policies that create the right environment for businesses to thrive are at the heart of our economic development - whether that is through regulation, investment in education and training or high-quality infrastructure and links to the rest of the Gulf and wider region," he said.
Bahrain's commitment to liberal economic policies was reflected earlier this month as it was ranked among the world's top 15 most economically free nations and the most free in MENA by the annual Index of Economic Freedom, published by The Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal. Bahrain was also recently ranked number one, alongside the UAE, in the Fraser Institute's annual report on Economic Freedom of the Arab World. The Kingdom has been ranked in first place in the Fraser Institute's report since 2009.
Kamal bin Ahmed participates today in a session titled "The Arab World Context", discussing the most pressing issues shaping the context for decision-makers in the Arab world and the implications they have at the national, regional and international levels. He is speaking on the panel alongside several other prominent figures from the region, including H.R.H. Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud and Ibrahim S. Dabdoub, Group Chief Executive Officer, National Bank of Kuwait.
The other members of the Bahrain delegation are:
- Kamal bin Ahmed.
- Mahmood Al-Kooheji.
- Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa.
- Khalid Al Amin.
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