Future Investment Initiative concludes in Riyadh

RIYADH, The third edition of the Future Investment Initiative came to a close on Thursday, with some dialogue sessions.

A number of ministers, former prime ministers, heads of companies and the audience interested in the economy and investment from the countries of the world were present.

The topics of the last-day sessions were varied; they focused on the future of the Middle East region and Asia as well as the global community.

The event launched on Tuesday, with the participation of a number of heads of states, more than 275 speakers and over 6,000 participants.

Some 26 agreements, worth USD 20 billion, have been signed during the three-day event.

Former prime ministers of Britain, France, Italy and Australia, as well as Saudi Minister of State and member of the Saudi Council of Ministers Ibrahim Al-Assaf attended the last session on the future of economic diplomacy and the G20 to be hosted by Saudi Arabia next year.

One of the topics to be discussed during the 2020 G20 summit will be empowering women and youth, sustainability and climate change, Al-Assaf said.

The initiative discussed the key topics namely the sustainable future, technology and the developed societies.

It also touched upon commercial, societal and entertainment aspects and their impacts on innovation and investment opportunities.

Source: Kuwait News Agency