Doha: The three-day Doha Forum and Enriching The Middle East’s Economic Future Conference opens today at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
The Prime Minister and Interior Minister
H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani and the Foreign Minister H E Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah will address the opening session to be held under the theme ‘Perspectives of global strategic, economic and developmental stability’.
The session will feature participation of some heads of state and government, opinion leaders, eminent thinkers, decisionmakers, members of parliament, businessmen, academics, media figures and international organisations.
The 14th edition of Doha Forum, which coincides with Enriching The Middle East’s Economic Future Conference, has become one of the leading global forums on international contemporary affairs.
It will offer a sweeping overview of issues regarding democracy, development and free trade in the Middle East, Arab countries and the world and discuss critical political, economic, social, financial, strategic and human matters.
Speakers at the opening session include Vice -President of Argentina, Amado Boudou, Assistant President of Sudan, Abdel Rahman ElSadig ElMahdi, former president of Albania, Rexhep Qemal Meidani, and former prime minister of France, Dominique de Villepin.
Sessions include ‘Democracy - Building After the Change’ with speakers focusing on topics related to ‘Building democracy: the system of values and community organizations’; ‘Countries in transition - to achieve the challenge of change’; “Political Islam in power: the challenges of participation and decision-making’; ‘Threats to move to a democratic world: The concept of power and authority’; ‘Enhancing the presence of women in politics’; and ‘The rights of minorities in light of political changes’.
A session will be held by Qatar National Human Rights Committee in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry and will be moderated by NHRC Chairman Dr Ali bin Smeikh Al Marri. QNA