Subject (Course): Africa-Arab Summit. Afro-Arab Development Forum. Syllabus:
- Introduction to the Afro-Arab cooperation
- Afro-Arab Development Forum
- The third Africa Arab Summit
- Afro-Arab Preferential Trade Area
- Bodies of the Afro-Arab Cooperation
- Afro-Arab Institute for Culture and Strategic Studies
- Introduction to the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
The objectives of the subject “Afro-Arab cooperation” are to:
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
- Understand the aims of the Afro-Arab cooperation
- Explore the areas of cooperation between Africa and Arab countries
- Analyse economic relations between the African countries and Arab Countries
- Understand the role of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
- Know the BADEA Export Financing Scheme
- Understand the concept of “Afro-Arab Preferential Trade Area.”
- Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Islamic Centre for the Development of Trade
- Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC)
- Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC)
- Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)
Sample of the subject - Relations Arab-African countries:
Subject Description: Africa-Arab Countries Cooperation:
The cooperation between the African countries and the Arab World is based on deep historical relations covering human, cultural, scientific, and economic topics. In the Third Africa Arab Summit was agreed to develop the “Afro-Arab
Preferential Trade Area.”
The first Arab-Africa Summit was held 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 relationships between African and Arab Countries.
In 2010, was held the Second Afro-Arab Summit in Libya, the Ministers defined Arab-African Strategic Partnership framework (“Partnership in Development and Investment”)
Third Africa Arab Summit was held in 2013 (Kuwait)
The main objectives of the Afro-Arab Development Forum are:
- To promote the brotherhood between Arab and the African countries.
- To investigate the challenges for both regions.
- To encourage economic integration between Arab and the African countries and the promotion of Joint Ventures
In the Declaration and Programme of Action on Afro-Arab Cooperation where defined several bodies: Standing Commission (24 Ministers), Working groups (trade, mining, industry, agriculture, energy, transport), the Coordinating
Committee and the Court of Commission and Arbitration.
In the last submit was adopted the “Trade and Investment Facilitations 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).
- Summit of South American-Arab Countries
- Asia-Middle East Dialogue
- Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement
The Afro-Arab Cooperation belongs to the African Civilisation and the Islamic Civilisation.
Afro-Arab Institute for Culture and Strategic Studies: