Khaleej Times - The Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has invited Arab prime ministers to the Third Turkish Arab Economic Forum to be held in Istanbul on June 12-13, 2008. The League of Arab States will participate at the forum with a high-level delegation led by the Secretary General, Amr Mousa. Sources expect active participation at the forum by a number of Arab prime ministers thus transforming the event into a Turkish-Arab summit at the level of heads of government.
What gives the Third Forum additional importance and significance is that the Turkish finance minister has invited his counterparts in the Arab world and neighbouring countries to a special meeting to discuss means of improving financial, banking and investment relations and the required modes of achieving that. The Forum is organised by Al Iktissad Wal Aamal Group in cooperation with the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) and the League of Arab States.