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Arab-African Partnership Strategy


Arab-African Partnership Strategy

African Arab Summit 2
Sirte - Libya - 10/10/2010
 
The work of the Arab-African Partnership 2016 - 2011 Plan
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Contents

Introduction:
 
Implementation of the African - Arab partnership strategy plan includes, priority concerns of the two areas of political and security cooperation, and economic and financial cooperation and exchange of trade and investment, energy, water resources, infrastructure, human resources, and cooperation in the field of agriculture and food security, and cooperation in the fields of social and cultural.
 
Define this action plan, which - will be carried out under the political supervision of the African Arab summit - the objectives and anticipated activities that require implementation requirements commitment of African and Arab countries and the use of effective elements including the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States, and the Commission of the African Union economic groupings and civil society institutions and institutes of African research centers and Arabic.
 
Will finance the activities to be undertaken in the areas of partnership by existing financial resources Ojdidh includes direct contributions from Arab and African countries, and special funds and credit, and the contributions of regional and international financial institutions, civil society and private sector investment.
 
The plan will be enriched by the addition of other sectors included in the strategy during the implementation, and will expand in the broad areas identified by the plan through programs and projects, priority will be the time frame for each of these activities in the period from 2016 to 2011.
 
And displays the following parts Baltesel objectives, activities and actors and mechanisms of implementation and expected results, as well as funding mechanisms for each of the priority actions in the framework of Arab African Alastratejahlltaaon 2016-2011.

 

1- Political Cooperation
 
Objectives: -
 
- Develop common positions on relevant regional and international security issues.
- Strengthening national and regional capacities of mechanisms to prevent the outbreak of conflict, resolution and post-conflict re-Emaar after.
- Encourage the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Arab and African countries.
Activities:
* - Regular consultations at various levels and hold consultative meetings between the Peace and Security Council of the African Union and the Council of the Arab peace and security.
 
* - Mutual personnel and equipment contributing to peacekeeping operations, which arise in the Arab world and Africa, and the implementation of joint tasks to help in the construction process in the post-conflict period.
 
* - Through coordination of positions related to peace and security in the world of international meetings.
 
* - Work to strengthen the capacity and information sharing on counter-terrorism, piracy and cooperation in the fight against organized transnational crime such as drug and money laundering, human trafficking, arms smuggling and criminalize the payment of ransom to free the abductees.
 
* - The exchange of information and experiences and holding training sessions on crises and conflicts, including the causes and potential impacts and sharing experiences on how to address them.
 
* - Increased activation of the role of the African Standby Force, as well as an early warning system of the African Union.
 
* - Raising awareness among Arab and African communities through media campaigns about armed conflicts and Tdaeitha.
 
* - The expansion of diplomatic and consular representations between Arab and African countries.
 
* - Greater support for the mediation efforts of the two regions.
 
* - The fight against terrorism and piracy.
 
Actors:
* - Commission of the African Union.
 
* - The Arab League.
 
* - Peace and Security Council of the African Union.
 
* - Mechanisms of economic and regional groupings involved in the management and resolution of conflict resolution.
 
  * - Pan-African Parliament and the Arab Parliament.
 
* - The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights and the Arab Commission for Human Rights.
 
* - African Centre for Studies and Research on Terrorism.
 
* - Arab Peace and Security Council.
 
* - Research institutes and training centers.
 
* - African and Arab civil society institutions.
 
* - Arab and African local authorities.
 
* - Sectoral working group specialized.
 
Funding mechanisms:
* - Contributions from Arab and African countries and other development partners.
 
* - What is allocated in the annual budget of the African Union and the Arab League.
 
* - Peace Fund of the African Union.
 
* - The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa.
 
* - The African Development Bank.
 
* - The African Investment Bank.
 
* - Civil society contributions.
 
Expected results:
* - Full activation of the components of peace and security of the African Union and the Arab League, in particular ready-made force.
 
* - Early Warning System and the Panel of the Wise.
 
* - Achieve tangible progress and my work in the end and crisis prevention, management and resolution.
 
* - Enable the African Union and the Arab League to lead peace support operations in the Arab and African regions.
 
* - Complete political and diplomatic representation between the Arab and African countries.
 
* - Deepen mutual awareness of the causes of the outbreak and how to resolve disputes.
 
* - Effective participation of Arab and African institutions in the construction process in the post-conflict period.
 
* - Effective coordination at the bilateral, regional and international levels.
 
* - Easing visa Arab and African countries requirements.

 

2 - Financial and economic cooperation:-

A. Investment:
Objectives:
 

- Toviralamalomat documented and detailed modern and potential investors.
- Facilitate interaction between investors and policy makers in order to disseminate information on investment opportunities.
- Identify investment opportunities in the countries and regions.
- To provide a suitable environment for the investment activities and the promotion of trade.
- Potential investors help overcome financial constraints.
- Improve and create harmony in the two policies on trade and investment climate.
 
Activities:
* - Support modes of existing investments.
 
* - The availability and deployment of documented and accurate information including the updating of Marine Biology and research on the development and investment environment.
 
* - Raising the level of precision to the highest level for investment sites and put up the advantages of these sites.
 
* - Prevent problems, risks and obstacles faced by potential investors and resolved, if any.
 
* - The exchange of experiences and lessons learned among investment promotion agencies.
 
* - Providing opportunities for interaction between policy makers and the private sector.
 
* - The development of the African Union and the Arab League's ability to search and identify investment opportunities.
 
* - Determining the appropriate research units using specific criteria.
 
* - Determine the state or private research units responsibilities ....
   Such as: Investment Reports regional and country and investment opportunities with surrounding strengths and weaknesses of the sites investment points.
 
* - Hold regular briefing to clarify the important problems faced by investors and the development of potential solutions.
 
* - An annual report on the performance of research units ..... etc).
 
* - The signing of a long-term contract with the research units to ensure that they maintain independence.
 
* - Monitor the performance of media promotion of investment.
 
* - The conclusion of a memorandum of understanding or memorandum of cooperation between the African Union and the Arab League to expand the list to ensure investments and mechanisms available in the region, in terms of investment in the African and Arab regions.
 
* - Enhance the function and the ability of financial systems in the two regions.
 
* - The development of specialized financial and regional centers in financing investments.
 
* - The link between media investment and financial media.
 
* - To strengthen relations between financial intermediaries and investment bodies in order to ensure access to accurate knowledge of the risks and insurance coverage for investment.
 
* - Call the financial media to participate in the exhibition in investment funding opportunities.
 
* - Procedures to facilitate trade activity.
 
* - Working on the establishment of an Arab-African Center for Economic Studies means preparing's studies on investment opportunities in the two regions.
 
* - Work on the establishment of the African Union, the Arab Business to promote investment.
 
* - Strengthening governance and legal institutions and property rights institutions.
 
* - Macroeconomic stability.
 
* - Increasing the flexibility of labor markets.
 
* - Activation of finance and guarantee investment and create new possibilities for the study of mechanisms of joint mechanisms.
 
* - Harmonization of regulations and investment policies.
 
Actors:
 
* - AU / League of Arab States (Arab African regional banks, for example:
African Development Bank, Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa ... etc).
 
* - Member States.
 
* - Companies between public and private sectors.
 
* - The private sector.
 
* - African, Arab and regional development finance institutions.
 
* - International financial institutions.
 
* - Multilateral institutions.
 
* - Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in the two regions.
 
* - Development partners in the two regions.
 
Funding mechanisms:
* - AU / League of Arab States.
 
* - The African Development Bank.
 
* - Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa.
 
* - Member States.
 
* - Multilateral international institutions (the World Bank) and the International Monetary Fund.
 
* - The private sector.
 
Expected results:
 
* - Effective and efficient responses to inquiries investment.
 
* - Provide useful information on investment opportunities in the Arab and African regions.
 
* - Raising the level of precision to the highest level for investment sites.
 
* - Provide information to respond to inquiries by investors about the various types of investment projects.
 
* - Solving potential problems for investors and develop solutions.
 
* - The breadth of the exchange of experiences and lessons learned.
 
* - Irregular meetings between the private and public sectors with respect to investment and trade forum.
 
* - Complete the development of an integrated map of Africa investment and modernization of Arab investment map.
 
* - Providing investment opportunities in specific regions.
 
* - Overcome the problems and obstacles and risks of the investment.
 
* - To provide relevant and detailed information on Oalsnaat sectors or business activities in which the competing economies.
 
* - A guide for business in Africa.
 
* - Preparing for investors booklet includes relevant information (regulations, procedures and customs, tax incentives and investment guarantees, ..... etc).
 
* - Providing documented, accurate and comprehensive data on the investment environment.
 
* - Rating the performance of countries in terms of the diverse motivations for investment related to the appropriate standards.
 
* - Attend annual meetings between the modes of investment promotion for the study of the investment climate and ways to improve it.
 
* - To ensure cover losses for investors the confidence of the people.
 
* - Create a well-established relationships with all stakeholders.
 
* - Settlement of Investment Disputes possible in advance.
 
* - The payment of financial dues in response to any claims.
 
* - Improving access to project financing from banks.
 
* - Reduce loans secured borrowing costs borne by investors.
 
* - To provide insurance coverage for long periods of Mtttmaren.
 
* - Improving access to financial intermediaries.
 
* - Improving the availability of funding for projects in foreign investment.

B - Trade:
 
Objectives:

 
- Will create Ssayashqoah and committed to adopt able to enhance trade cooperation between the two policies.
 
- Adopting productivity policies that take into account the quality element in accordance with international standards and specifications in order to enhance competitiveness and to benefit from globalization.
 
- Take all measures crisis to encourage the private sector to take an active role in increasing trade between African and Arab countries.
 
- Hold regular meetings between the General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of the two regions to monitor the implementation of this plan.
 
- To facilitate the movement of goods, services and capital between the two regions in a bid to establish a preferential trade area between the African and Arab countries.
 
Activities:
 
* - Trade liberalization.
 
* - Strengthening the linkage of maritime, air and land to facilitate the movement of goods and services between the Arab and African countries at the lowest possible assignment.
 
* - Harmonization of Business Law in commercial areas.
 
* - The establishment of appropriate infrastructure and Saanadtha.
 
Actors:
 
* - AU / League of Arab States (Arab African regional banks, for example:
African Development Bank, Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa ... etc).
 
* - Member States.
 
* - Companies between public and private sectors.
 
* - The private sector.
 
* - African, Arab and regional development finance institutions.
 
* - International financial institutions.
 
* - Multilateral institutions.
 
* - Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in the two regions.
 
* - Development partners in the two regions.
 
 
Funding mechanisms:
 
* - AU / League of Arab States.
 
* - The African Development Bank.
 
* - Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa.
 
* - Member States.
 
* - Multilateral international institutions (the World Bank) and the International Monetary Fund.
 
* - The private sector.
 
Expected results:
 
* - Establishment of an Arab preferential trade area in Africa.
 
* - Increase trade.
 
* - Improving the exchange rate .khvd tariff barriers.
 
* - And the removal of non-tariff barriers between Arab and African countries.
 
C - Third: renewable energy and electrical connection.
 
Objectives: -
 
- Optimization of water sources and renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and biomass energy and nuclear energy as well as traditional sources (oil and gas).
- Implementation of the African Hydroelectric power stations and water projections.
- The implementation of wind power plants in different parts of Africa and the Arab world with an appropriate economic and technical feasibility.
- Implementation of solar energy in Africa and the Arab World plants using various techniques (PV and thermal).
- Create a joint Arab action to strengthen -avrivy attitude towards regional and international initiatives and projects for the exploitation of renewable energy sources.
 
D. Water Resources: -
 
Objectives: -
- Sustainable utilization of water resources available in the continent and increase the exploitation of water resources and reduce wastage rates them in order to increase production capacity in the agricultural sector and the rest of the other sectors.