Arab economic issues may be taken up on sidelines of Dubai 2003 conference

DUBAI - Ibrahim Belselah, the General Coordinator of Dubai 2003, has said that the United Arab Emirates is of the view there should be discussions, on the sidelines of the 58th annual meetings of the boards of governors of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to be held in Dubai in September, on vital economic issues concerning the Arab region, in the presence of representatives of 184 countries.

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Published: Sat 10 May 2003, 11:49 AM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 10:59 PM

He said that authorities in Dubai would allow peaceful demonstrations by people wishing to express their views, during the conference period, on issues which affected their social and economic lives.

It may be mentioned that Dubai 2003 is looking after the logistic arrangements of the conference of World Bank and the International Monetary Fund being hosted by the UAE.

It will be attended by prominent personalities, including heads of state, prime ministers, ministers, governors of banks and funds and senior world economy decision makers.

Mr Belselah indicated that the UAE would try to present indirectly the issues that concern "our region through speakers or discussions".

Mr Belselah said he had no knowledge about topic on the agenda of the conference.

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