Furthering economic development cooperation


05 September 2014
Honorary President of the EMA, His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal met with His Holiness Pope Francis discussing during a meeting at the Vatican the need for nations to come together for a common cause in the name of human dignity. His Holiness and HRH also spoke about the growing number of people that have been displaced from their homes in recent months. More


31 August 2 014

In preparation for the upcoming "3rd German-Arab Water Forum", Dr. Layadi, Secretary General, had a preparatory meeting with H.E. Hazem Al-Naser, the Minister of Water Resources of Jordan, in  Amman.

29 August 2 014
The former German Federal President Christian Wulff was elected unanimously as President of the EMA during the General Assembly. “An organization that is engaged so extensively and on an equal footing for concrete projects with the Arab countries, deserves every measure of support”, said Wulff. More

July 2014
Science meets Business - The EMA is pleased to be actively engaged in the University-Business-Partnership-Programme between Hamburg University, Cairo University and the ESSEC Tunis for a stronger interaction between higher education institutions and enterprises to bring about a transfer of knowledge, thus being able to better satisfy the requirements and developments of the job market in the future. More


26 June 2014
„We are ready … are you?“ – these were the final words of the speech of H. E. Badreldin Abdalla Mohamed, the ambassador-designate of the Republic of Sudan in Germany. The speech touched upon the topics of the economic situation and investment opportunities in Sudan within the framework of a Salon Diplomatique, as it was the ambassador’s first public appearance in Germany.  More

10 June 2014
Together with H.E. Mahmoud Khalil Al Hashemi, General Manager of the Ajman Free Zone Authority, the EMA was able to inform about business and investment opportunities for German entrepreneurs in the Ajman Free Zone of the United Arab Emirates within the framework of an informative event with a subsequent Business Lunch,.  More

19 - 20 May 2014
„My country needs a huge technology transfer and educational expertise and has the possibility to learn from German enterprises“, stated H.E. Dr. Alkhateeb, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Germany, at the 4th Business Forum Iraq in Nuremberg. The attendant entrepreneurs of both regions were convinced that much idle potential can be used in future.  More

5 - 9 May 2014
On the world's leadiong trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materialsmanagement IFAT in Munic,the EMAas official partner was present with a joint wxhibition booth, thereby benefiting from the high visitors rate of all sectors and used the opportunity to promote the upcoming "German-Arab Water Forum 2014" as well as to win future business partners and members. More

28 -29  April 2014
Numerous entrepreneurs and representatives of politics and business from Germany and the EMA region met in Hamburg for the 2nd German-Arab Logistics Forum to confer on challenges, innovations and cooperation possibilities in the logistics sector. The  delegation from the EMA region was highly pleased by the professional organisation and the newly won contacts. More

25  April 2014
Hermann Zoder, Member of the EMA Board, signed together with the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of teh Central Region of Tunisia, Nejib Mellouli, a Memorandum of Understanding, which fosteres the future cooperation between the institutions and further broadens the EMA network.

15  April 2014
Secretary General of the EMA, Dr. Layadi, met with the Minister for Energy, Mining, Water and Environment of the Kingdom of Morocco, H.E. Dr. Abdelkader Amara, for an exclusive exchange in the Anglo-German Club in Hamburg, introducing the strong engagement of the EMA for Morocco and the entire EMA region.

01  April 2014
Within the develoment of the EMA, the Board decided on basis of a Member's agreement to change the official name of the EMA.   More

01 A pril 2014
H.E. Prof. Dr. med. Ossama bin Abdulmajed Ali Shobokshi himself informed the guests of the Salon Diplomatique Saudi-Arabia about the great plans of the Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia, which seeks a thriving economic future, and about the role German companies can play in that process. More



19 March 2014
The EMA and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation came together to organize the Hamburg Cultural Discussion on Tunisia's and Egypt's new Constitutions. Diplomatic representatives, Mr. Mohamed Imed Torjemane, Consul of the Republic of Tunisia, and Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Ezzat Abdel Hakim, Consul General of the Arab Republic of Egypt, shared their insights on the current political developments in their respective countries.  More

12 - 13 March 2014
The 4th Meeting of the German-Algeria Economic Commission in Algier took place under the supremacy of Mr. Stefan Kapfere, Secretary of state at the Ministry of Economy and Energy, and the Minister of Industry of Algeria. The EMA was actively engaged in organizing the delegation and networked with important political and economic decision-makers ahead of the Hamburg Economic Forum for Algeria.

3 March 2014
Jointly organised by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, the EMA, and the high-ranking delegation from the Emirat Sharjah under the lead of H.E. Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), the "Germany-Sharjah Business Roundtable" was a great success. More

16 January 2014
On the occasion of the New Year’s Reception of EMA, the German Ambassador Mrs. Angelika Renate Storz-Chakarji informed a interested audience of partners, members and high-ranking representatives of German companies about the economic opportunities for German enterprises at the exquisite diplomatic club at the Outer Alster.  More

26  November 2013
A special highlight of the “2nd Maghreb Forum” was the signing of four conventions for a recessed German-Maghrebian Economic Cooperation: The Arab Maghreb Union (UMA), the Arab Maghreb Union of Economic Chambers (UCEMA), the Confederation of Tunisian Citizen Enterprises (CONECT) and the Women in Business Committee-Tripoli (WiBCT). The close partnership with the local associations will particularly be a benefit the EMA members, by giving them valuable information and contacts in order to develop concrete projects. More

26  November 2013
Mr. Mohamed Ould Bilal, Minister of Infrastructure and Construction (former) and Member of the executive office of the Chamber of Commerce of Mauritania, attended the Forum as a close EMA partner and presented in his new function as the General Director of the electricity company of Mauritania (SOMELEC) the numerous opportunities for the German energy sector. Due to his numerous merits and the long-standing partnership with the EMA, Mr. Bilal was solemnly appointed as Honorary Member of the EMA. More

26 November 2013

During the "2nd Maghreb-Forum" at the Representation of the city of Hamburg in Berlin, famous Maghrebian delegations and representatives of the German economy could exchange very successful on specific potentials of cooperation. “Germany is an ideal partner for economic co-operation with the Maghreb and for the Maghrebian integration. Together with the EMA, we will develop deeper relations.” affirmed the General Secretary of the Union of the Maghreb, H.E. Habib Ben Yahia.  More

19 November 2013
On the occasion of World Toilet Day promoted by the United Nations on November 19, 2013, the Honorary President of the EMA, His Royal Highness Prince Hassan Bin Talal has once again proved its commitment to global awareness of hygiene and sanitation. More




11 November 2013
With an appeal to furthering business activities and fostering business relationships with Turkey, the highranking speakers of the "Hamburg Business Forum Turkey" convinced the approximately 80 representatives of business, trade and politics of the enormous potential of the growing investment location. More

6 November 2013
Another step in preparation for the German-Djiboutian Economic Forum is done: The Roundtable on Djibouti titled "Djibouti - a winner of globalization" took place in the Bavarian Landtag in Munich. Interesting presentations on the economic opportunities in the country were given amongst others by Dr. Ismael Wais, economic advisor to the President of the Republic of Djibouti.

24 October 2013
On the occasion of the 2nd German-Arab Women’s Network Forum, Mrs. Reem Asaad was appointed as Honorary Member of the EMA in recognition of her commitment to empowering women in the Arab world. In particular, her successful activism through the “Lingerie Campaign in Saudi Arabia” gave her a worldwide recognition and respect and led to to be named the world’s third most influential Arab in 2012. More

24 October  2013
"Economic discrimination towards women is not only undemocratic but also economically shortsighted. Women are responsible for society’s performance and for this reason they are  important in order to overcome the challenges established by the Arab upheavals", with these words Federal Minister Westerwelle opened the 2nd German-Arab Women's Network Forum. More

September 30 - Oktober 2, 2013
As one of ca. 200 exhibitors, the EMA as an official partner of the Infra Oman, was presented with an exhibition booth by her member Jörg Weber. Amongst many new contacts and promising talks with future business partners, new members were won and the upcoming "2nd Hamburg Logistics Forum for the EMA Region", due to be held in April 2014, could be promoted. More

September 24, 201 3
Particularly in view of the upcoming German-Djiboutian Business Forum, planned to be held in the beginning of 2014, it was the EMA’s pleasure to welcome more than 45 representatives of the German economy as part of an information event (Salon Diplomatique) concerning the potential of Djibouti in the Anglo-German Club. At this time, the promising country is planning major investment projects and calls for proposals, which are of great interest to German investors. More

September 9-11, 2013
„The excellent network of the EMA provides the perfect platform for the urgent and dedicated action necessary” – concluded a participant of the successful German-Arab Environment Forum in the Amman Chamber of Commerce. Headed by the Honorary President of the EMA, HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, and its president, Ms. Adelheid Sailer-Schuster, insightful workshops and lively discussions with more than 300 guests led to relevant results, newly established contacts and innovative projects. More

September 2, 2013
5 Years EMA Jubilee: The framework conditions in the EMA-region are undergoing a fundamental change. Against this backdrop, the jubilee celebration of the EMA was encouraging, as all speakers emphasized: in order to intensively accompany these processes of change, a strengthened commitment to the economic development of the region is necessary, exemplified by the EMA.

August 13, 2013
In preparation of the German-Djiboutian Business Forum in spring 2014, the EMA led the first German Delegation to the Republic of Djibouti. The participants met here with the Prime Minister H.E. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed and other personalities of the Djiboutian government and business. This was an important step for the initiation of a fruitful economic cooperation between Germany and Djibouti.