In collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Economic Development Board (EDB) organised a coordination meeting and workshop for the Kingdom’s ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions abroad, to showcase the EDB’s promotional efforts in the world’s most prominent countries and discuss the role the missions can play in attracting FDIs to the Kingdom.
During the meeting which took place in the Bahrain Financial Harbor (BFH), H.E Kamal bin Ahmed, Minister of Transportation and Acting Chief Executive of the EDB, stressed the vital role that both ambassadors and diplomatic missions play in conveying a positive image of the Kingdom’s achievements in the social and economic sectors.
More than 40 ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions were briefed during the meeting on some of the Kingdom’s most recent economic and business climate updates. The meeting also showcased its key accomplishments on both regional and international scales, enabling the Kingdom to score high international rankings in the areas like competitiveness and economic freedom, along with the EDBs relentless efforts to attract FDIs through its promotional tours and meetings with business sectors in some of the key industrial countries and regions the EDB targets.
H.E Kamal bin Ahmed stated that the EDB’s efforts were aimed at spreading the awareness on the advantages of Bahrain’s economy and its achievements in front of the international society, which ultimately attracts FDIs. Kamal also highlighted some of the key sectors the EDB focuses on, including Finance, Downstream Industries, and Logistics in efforts to diversify the economy and generate more jobs for Bahrainis.
The EDB pays visits to the key industrial and investment countries in order to promote the Kingdom to international and vital business sectors which the EDB targets. Recent visits to Germany, India and Japan were a high success and generated positive and encouraging results.
The meetings with ambassadors and diplomatic missions ran over the course of three lively and busy days, and included visits to some of the Kingdom’s most prominent economic venues, such as the Bahrain Logistic Zone and Khalifa bin Salman port.