Abu Dhabi to host world leaders for political summit
The nuclear deal with Iran, trouble-shooting ISIL and regional job creation are some of the topics on the agenda at a major conference scheduled for October.
The Beirut Institute Summit in Abu Dhabi, “Reconfiguring the Arab Region and its Global Space”, will tap into challenges facing the region.
“This is not to say we will paper over security threats or political economy,” said Raghida Dergham, founder of the institute, a regional think tank.
“On the political level, there will be a new relationship between the US and Iran in light of the nuclear deal that is supposed to be taking place in the next couple of months so it will be very important for the Arab region to have a think tank that says ‘what does that mean for us and what should be done about it?’.”
The presence of ISIL in the region will also be discussed. Details