The Emir of Qatar opens a three-day virtual event to discuss post-pandemic global leadership and economic growth.
The Emir of Qatar officially opened the Qatar Economic Forum 2021, which will focus on global leadership and strategies to support post-pandemic economic growth.
The three-day virtual event organized in cooperation with Bloomberg under the slogan “New Horizons for Tomorrow” kicked off on Monday and will bring together more than 100 world leaders, diplomats, academics and business people.
The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, said in his opening speech that the inaugural event “represents a springboard for a series of forums aimed at enriching the dialogue on the global economy and moving to the next post-COVID-19 phase “.
Al Thani said that while the role of the state in tackling the coronavirus pandemic is “indispensable,” efforts must also include civil society and the business sector and must be coordinated globally.
The emir also called on world leaders for increased cooperation to achieve “fair and comprehensive distribution of the vaccine in a way that would pave the way for the establishment of an integrated global social and economic system consistent with development goals. sustainable world to achieve the well-being and stability of our peoples ”.
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Senegalese President Macky Sall and Armenian President Armen Sarkisian are among the more than 100 speakers attending the forum, who , due to the pandemic, will take place entirely by videoconference.
The forum’s agenda is divided into six main themes, including ‘A Sustainable World’, which will explore the intersection of capitalism and climate, and ‘Markets and Investment’, which will discuss the ability of investors to seize opportunities. growth that will help a more resilient global economy.
The conference will also host a global elite of over 2,000 CEOs, inspirational figures and decision makers in finance, economics, investment, technology, energy, education, sports and climate, who will work together to identify opportunities, provide solutions and rethink the global economic landscape from a Middle Eastern perspective.