King Abdullah urges synergy among Arab countries for development

RIYADH, King of Jordan Abdullah II on Tuesday called on Arab countries to work together to achieve development for their economies and societies.

Speaking at the Third Future Investment Initiative (FII) 2019 in Riyadh, the Jordanian Monarch said Arab countries have both required financial and human resources for development.

“With those resources, there is no limits to what we can accomplish,” he said.

The King then shed light on the great potentials of Jordanian manpower, particularly professionals such as engineers and physicians.

“With a total of 160,000 registered engineers, those specialised in ICT are bringing bilingual and Arabic products and features to the Internet, video games, and mobile apps, and driving enterprise opportunities in AI, data analytics, cybersecurity, and more,” the king said.

He pointed out that Jordan has over 35,000 highly qualified physicians who are turning its medical sector into a promising engine for growth.

“The adoption of cutting-edge technologies and solutions and expertise has turned Jordan into a major medical tourism destination in the region,” he said.

The third Future Investment Initiative (FII) 2019 kicked off early today in Riyadh, with the participation of a number of heads of states and decision makers also including presidents of Brazil, Nigeria, Niger, Sierra Leone, Congo-Brazzaville and Kenya as well as prime ministers of India and Burkina Faso. Also attending was senior adviser to US President Donald Trump Jared Kusher.

The three-day forum, organized by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF), is an international platform for expert-led debate between global leaders, investors and innovators with the power to shape the future of global investment.

It is focused on utilizing investment to drive growth opportunities, enable innovation and disruptive technologies, and address global challenges.The third edition of FII will continue building active, global networks of influential decision makers to explore the emerging industries that will shape the global economy and investment landscape over the coming decades.

Source: Kuwait News Agency