COR Founder Delivers Speech at the EU-ARAB World Summit in Athens

On 30 October 2019, Aya Burweila, Founder and Director of Code on the Road delivered a speech on investment opportunities between the EU and Arab world at the 4th EU-Arab World High-Level Summit: A Strategic Partnership.

The Summit took place at the Megaron Concert Hall on October 29-30 under the auspices of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos. The Prime Minister of the Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivered the opening statement of the first day and former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivered the opening statements of the second day.

The EU-Arab World Summit is an international forum of economic and political dialogue between the EU and the Arab World. Since 2016, when the Summit was established in cooperation with the Government of the Hellenic Republic, its goal has been to identify and promote the two regions’ common interests and values collectively and single out key priority areas for cooperation, taking account of regional and global challenges.

The EU-Arab World Summit, being the first forum held within European grounds to acknowledge the need for further enhancement of EU-Arab relations in turbulent times for the global community, has been organized for the past three years with the support of the Greek government, the European Parliament, Arab League and the European Commission.

Based on the significant success of the previous Summits, the 4th EU-Arab World Summit entitled “A strategic partnership” focused on economic cooperation and investments, especially in the fields of energy, trade, science, technology and healthcare.

The Summit’s vision is to continue forging a deep and comprehensive relationship between the EU and the Arab World, based on the solid foundation of common values and respect of each other’s unique cultural heritage.

The Summit is organized by the pan-Arab conference organizing group Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal in cooperation with Delphi Economic Forum, featuring the largest Arab construction group Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) as a Strategic Sponsor.

The Summit is also under the patronage of the European Parliament and organized in cooperation with The Arab League, with the collaboration of the Union of Arab Chambers and the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the support of the European Commission and the Arab Hellenic Chamber of Commerce & Development.

Read more about the summit here.