27 August 2008 --
Invited by Mr. Jiro Nemoto, Chairman of the Japan Cooperation Forum for the Middle East (JCCME), to give a keynote speech at the 33rd Annual Conference on Economic and Human Development Cooperation for the Middle East and North Africa Region, Serageldin spoke about Japan’s expected role in human development in the Middle East. The speech was very well received by all and was followed by a question and answer session. Top Japanese business leaders and intellectuals, Japanese ambassadors to the Middle East countries and high ranked Japanese government officials participated in the conference. The aim was to discuss and exchange views on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
JCCME is an independent non governmental organization established in 1973. Its objective is to promote Japan’s economic and technical cooperation with the MENA region under the full support of Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.