Under the governance track of the Partnership, led by Foreign Ministries, a series of events would take place under the UK’s Presidency of the Deauville Partnership in 2013, including:
- An Investment Conference in London on 16 September, to be hosted by the UK Government working in partnership with the EBRD and Islamic Development Bank, which will address barriers to trade and investment and stimulate greater investment in transition countries;
- A mentoring initiative for around 250 SMEs in transition countries which will provide a platform for sharing expertise from across the Gulf, Turkey, G8 and transition countries;
- A Women’s Economic Participation event, to be held in partnership with private sector organisations in June 2013 that aims to promote women’s involvement in business; and
- A second Arab Forum on Asset Recovery to be held in October 2013, with support from the World Bank/UN StAR Initiative.
Finance Ministers agreed to meet again in the margins of the IMF and World Bank Annual meeting in Washington in October 2013.
(Source: UK FCO)
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