– During OECD’s working group for digital transformation in South Korea- The Council of Arab Economic Unity welcomes new experts to the Arab digital economy’s Strategy review committee

30 October 2018, Seoul – South Korea

The Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) advisor Dr. Ali Al-Khouri met with members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) participating in the E-Leaders 2018 meeting hosted by the Ministry of Interior and Safety in South Korea between 30 & 31 October 2018.

Dr. Al-Khouri presented the common Arab vision for digital economy to participants and what CAEU is aiming to achieve in light of the enormous opportunities for digital economy and transformation in the Arab world.

Dr. Al-Khouri noted the importance of bringing together experts and Arab and international think-tanks in the sub-committee formed by CAEU to review the strategy in order to meet the objectives of the Arab countries and improve the economic and social well-being of Arab societies.

The Council welcomed the new members from the participants during the two-days working group, bringing the number of members of the review committee to 80 members from 55 nationalities with diverse and vast global expertise in the areas of the digital economy.

The Council responded to OECD’s call to participate in the Digital Transformation working group as part of its efforts to explore global experiences and perspectives on the digital economy, as well as to mobilize relevant international expertise in favor of the common Arab vision for the digital economy.