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The EMA's Ouissal-Project: A Landmark in the Land of Ideas

The German-Arab mentoring project of the EMA "Ouissal" is among the award recipients of the "Germany - Land of Ideas" competition. The EMA was chosen by a jury from more than 1000 applications and one of the 100 landmarks this year.


The 6th German-Moroccan Economic Forum

Throughout the trip in Morocco, the EMA delegation witnessed the spirit of optimism in the country. As part of this 6th edition of the forum, the participants visited the cities of Casablanca, Rabat, Kenitra and Tangier accompanied by the President of th EMA, Former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Christian Wulff.


BMWi business delegation to Egypt and Morocco April 16-19

Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister Sigmar Gabriel was traveling with a business delegation to Egypt and Morocco. The delegates, including EMA-Secratery General Dr. Layadi and several members of the EMA, also met with the Egyptian president and ministers discussing economic-poltical matters in the sectors of infrastructure, investment and energy.


Business Delegation: The EMA in the Gulf

In Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates the delegates met government ministers, diplomats, businesspeople, and representatives of economic organizations while at the same time receiving first-hand insights from German companies operating in the two countries. As in the Arab world more than elsewhere personal relations are the key to success, the diverse get-togethers laid the firm foundation for future contacts.


EMA’s New Year Reception

More than 100 partners and members attended the New Year reception hosted by the EMA. In the vibrant city of Hamburg, high-ranking officials from business and politics, science and culture as well as representatives of Arab diplomatic missions were at the Hotel Grand Elysée.


The EMA mourns H.E. Senussi Abdulkader Kwideer

The EMA mourns H.E. Senussi Abdulkader Kwideer. Secretary General, Dr. Abdelmajid Layadi signs the book of condolences and expresses his condolences for the death of the Lybian ambassador. Our thoughts are with his family and the bereaved.


Meeting with Tunisia's Prime Minister H.E. Habib Essid

Following his official meeting with his counterpart, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Tunisia's Prime Minister H.E. Habib Essid held a meeting with the President of the EMA Christian Wulff and Clara Gruitrooy, discussing the prospects for further German-Tunisian economic cooperation.


3rd Maghreb Forum

For the third time in a row, the EMA continued its commitment to economic cooperation as well as its ability to mobilize key players of the region. The focus of this year's forum was the agribusiness: the market of infinite possibilities.


Expansion of the EMA Executive Board

The executive board of the EMA was expanded by 6 interesting and commendable personalities. Henceforth, the future of the EMA will be directed by 20 distinguished executive board members.


3rd German-Arab Water Forum in Jordan

Innovation and cooperation were the characterizing theme of the 3rd German-Arab Water Forum in Jordan organized by the EMA. In light of the refugee situation in the EMA-Region, sustainable water management is a topic of extraordinary significance. The numerous high-ranking guests, experts and decision-makers presented and discussed international projects for the improvement of the water infrastructure in Arab countries.


German-Arab Multiplier Exchange

EMA held a networking event to welcome the participants of the German-Arab Multiplier Exchange in the esteemed presence of Hamburg’s Second Mayor, Senator Dr. Dorothee Stapelfeldt, and diplomatic representatives of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Tunisia, selected guests, and alumnae.


First Arab-German Forum Diplomatique

In the framework of strengthening the Arab-German relations and in light of what the Arab region is witnessing at both the political and economic levels, EMA, in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Berlin, held the first "Arab-German Forum Diplomatique" with an active participation of about 200 guests, among them high-ranking representatives of the Arab embassies, business and politics.