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Investors Iraq News
10-30-2013, 10:16 AM
I am at the opening session of the 9th Word Islamic Economic Forum*in the Excel conference centre London. Before me are 16 world leaders – from HM King Abdullah II of Jordan, to Prime Minister Razak of Malaysia, to HE Dr Rowsh, Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq and the British PM, David Cameron. All have spoken.

The tone of these addresses has made the reason for holding this Forum in London (as opposed to a centre within the Islamic world) clear – this conference is about the desire for outward collaboration creating inward investment. Therefore as David Cameron reiterates in his speech (http://www.9thwief.org/CMSPages/GetFile.aspx?guid=e30e987a-54eb-4024-a4df-337ad71bcdf6), London is seen as*the right hub to support this nation building, based the capital’s history of openness and a pioneering approach to global business. This is supported by the stated intent to be one of the top three Islamic finance centres in the world, supporting a new kind of global interdependence – defined by a conjoined ‘quality of growth’ at its heart.

Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. (http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/2013/10/30/changing-world-new-relationships-a-message-from-the-word-islamic-economic-forum-in-london/)

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