Afro-Arab Cooperation

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: The Africa-Arab Summit. The Afro-Arab Development Forum. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Afro-Arab Cooperation
  2. The Afro-Arab Development Forum
  3. The Third Africa Arab Summit
  4. The Afro-Arab Preferential Trade Area
  5. The Bodies of the Afro-Arab Cooperation
  6. The Afro-Arab Institute for Culture and Strategic Studies
  7. Introduction to the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)

The objectives of the subject “The Afro-Arab Cooperation” are to:

  1. Understand the aims of the Afro-Arab Cooperation
  2. Explore the areas of cooperation between Africa and the Arab countries
  3. Analyse the economic relations between the African Countries and the Arab countries
  4. Understand the role of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  5. Know the BADEA Export Financing Scheme
  6. Understand the concept of “Afro-Arab Preferential Trade Area.”
The subject “The Africa-Arab Summit. The Afro-Arab Development Forum” is studied...
  1. Professional Doctorates (Distance learning): Africa, Islamic Countries
  2. Course: International Relations of Africa
  3. Masters: International Business, Muslims Countries, Europe, Africa

Languages of study English or French Afrique Arabes Portuguese Africa Arabes Spanish Africa Arabes

Credits of the subject “The Afro-Arab Economic Cooperation”: 0.5 ECTS Credits

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  1. Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  2. Islamic Centre for the Development of Trade
  3. Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC)
  4. Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC)
  5. Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)

Sample of the subject - The Afro-Arab Economic Cooperation
Afro-Arab Cooperation

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Description of the Subject: The Afro-Arab Economic Cooperation

The cooperation between the African Countries and the Arab World is based on the deep historical relations covering human, cultural, scientific, and economic topics.

In the Third Africa-Arab Countries Summit was agreed to develop the “Afro-Arab Preferential Trade Area.”

  1. The first Arab-Africa Summit took place in 1977 in Cairo (Egypt). In the submit the leaders agree with the creation of some organisations (by ex. the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa - BADEA or the Afro-Arab Institute for Culture and Strategic Studies), to improve the relationships between the African and the Arab countries
  2. In 2010, took place the Second Afro-Arab Summit in Libya, the Ministers defined the Arab-African Strategic Partnership Framework (“Partnership in Development and Investment”)
  3. The Third Afro-Arab Summit took place in 2013 (Kuwait)

The main objectives of the Afro-Arab Development Forum are:

  1. To promote the brotherhood between the Arab and the African Countries
  2. To investigate the challenges for both regions
  3. To encourage the economic integration between the Arab and the African Countries and the promotion of Joint Ventures

In the Declaration and Programme of Action on Afro-Arab Cooperation were defined several bodies:

  1. The Standing Commission (24 Ministers)
  2. The Working groups (trade, mining, industry, agriculture, energy, transport)
  3. The Coordinating Committee
  4. The Court of Commission and Arbitration

In the last submit was adopted the “Trade and Investment Facilitation and Guarantee Mechanism.”

In 2002 the Arab League and the African Union founded the “Afro-Arab Institute for Culture and Strategic Studies” with the objective of enhancing the cultural relations. The headquarters of the Institute are in Mali (Bamako).

Related topics:

  1. Summit of the South American-Arab Countries
  2. Asia-Middle East Dialogue
  3. Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement
  4. Africa-Turkey

The Afro-Arab Cooperation belongs to the African Civilisation and the Islamic Civilisation.

Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)

Afro-Arab Institute for Culture and Strategic Studies:
Afro-Arab Institute for Culture



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