Business programme

West Asia and North Africa: Steps Towards Stability and Prosperity

04 Jun , 10:00–10:30
Joining Forces to Advance Development
Open Interview
Pavilion G, Doha Hall

After more than a decade of political chaos and uncertainty, Western Asia and North Africa are hoping to enter a period of long-awaited stability and prosperity. This objective can only be achieved through cooperation between actors both within and outside of the region. Both Russia and Qatar are key players in Western Asia and North Africa. On the one hand, Russia’s growing role in the region makes it an important player with political sway. On the other hand, Qatar has a long and successful history of mediating and peacekeeping. This session will facilitate a discussion of Russia and Qatar’s foreign policy, providing attendees with the chance to hear directly from ministers of foreign affairs who will give their assessment of the problems and opportunities facing the region.

H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar