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Country

Egypt

Description

The Council of Arab Businesswomen is an economic, Arab, non-governmental, and not-for-profit association operating under the auspices of the League of Arab States. They have a membership of associations, companies, and businesswomen in the Arab countries, including specific branches or departments of organizations, or individuals from women’s committees within the chambers or associations and councils within their countries. They require that their members' businesses- industrial, agricultural, or service- be registered in their country under the laws and regulations of that State. Council members may include significant female figures in Arab businesses.

The objectives of the Council are to create closer links, cooperation, and coordination in various economic sectors to achieve Arab economic integration, development and strengthening of economic relations between Arab businesswomen, and expansion and development of trade exchange between Arab countries. This will allow multiple countries to benefit from the advantages offered by bilateral and multilateral agreements between Arab countries.

The Council also seeks to strengthen the role of Arab women in economic decision-making in inter-Arab trade activities in support of the application of the Arab Free Trade Area. They also work to build and develop confidence in the product, maximize the role of the private sector (and specifically the role of Arab women) in both the business and investment fields by providing information and appropriate facilities, promoting the establishment of joint Arab projects, encouraging cooperation with Arab institutions concerned with the development of inter-Arab trade and investment.

Website

www.abwoc.org/index_e.html

Leaders

President of the Board: Sheikha Hissah Al-Sabah

Last modified: 04/26/2019

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