Arab League Secretary General Calls for Strengthening Arab-Japanese Cooperation in Various Sectors

Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit stressed the importance of expanding the Arab-Japanese partnership and transforming it into a future strategic alliance that will bring tangible results in various sectors.
During his speech at the fifth Japan-Arab Economic Forum in Tokyo, Aboul Gheit called for expanding the partnership mechanisms to cover new areas, including using technology to address climate change, mitigating disaster risks, developing smart transportation, promoting tourism, ensuring information security, developing artificial intelligence, smart housing and education. These areas offer promising opportunities for investment and cooperation between the two sides, SPA reported.
He stressed that the forum serves as a basis for strengthening cooperation in other areas, building on the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Arab League and the Government of Japan in 2013, which established a comprehensive institutional framework for Arab-Japanese cooperation. In addition, the launch of the political dialogue in 2017 was aimed at exchanging views on the latest international developments and crises.
Aboul Gheit stressed that Japan remains a key partner for Arab countries, with the value of bilateral trade increasing from $114 billion in 2022 to almost $140 billion since the beginning of 2024.
He reaffirmed the Arab League’s readiness to discuss and implement ideas and initiatives that strengthen the role of this forum in cooperation with Arab organizations, specialized ministerial councils and all Arab and Japanese partners. He expressed confidence that the forum will produce results, generate ideas and propose initiatives that will strengthen Arab-Japanese economic cooperation.