World Economic Forum: Future of Arab economies

“We believe in the digital transformation in Tunisia as it played a huge role in the revolution back in 2011. So we cannot ignore its influence on public life any longer,” Prime Minister Youssef Chahed told Al Arabiya at a debate on Wednesday, on the future of Arab economies at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The debate involved Tunisia’s Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil, Founder of Blockchain Peter Smith and ‎Group CEO at Saudi Telecom Company Khaled H. Biyari.

Tunisia has already started merging technology into public institutions when its national postal services announced plans to team up with startup connected with Blockchain, the company responsible for introducing digital currencies like Bitcoin, Chahed said.

On the sidelines of the Davos Forum,  High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini reasserted the EU’s firm commitment to strengthen co-operation with Tunisia in more sectors so as to lay the foundations of an integrated development.

Mogherini further hailed, during a meeting with Prime Minister Youssef Chahed the key role Tunisia played in establishing peace and stability in North Africa and the Mediterranean Basin,

Chahed is leading an official delegation at the 47th World Economic Forum of Davos that comprises mainly Development, Investment and International Co-operation Minister Fadhel Abdelkefi and Minister of Energy, Mining and Renewable Energy Hela Cheikhrouhou.

This 47th Annual Meeting, held under the motto “Responsive and Responsible Leadership,” will bring together around 3,000 participants from 100 countries.




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