October 10, 2012, 14:00-16:00  Venue: Shin-Marunouchi Building 9F (Conference Room #901)

CIGS・IMF Conference:"Economic Outlook for Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan"

On October 10, 2012, Director of IMF in charge of Middle East and North Africa region discussed with Japanese experts the latest economic situation in this region after the "Arab Spring" late 2010 and the subsequent political change.

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Opening Remark

  • Toshihiko Fukui, President of the Canon Institute for Global Studies


  • "The Economies of the Middle East and North Africa: Near-term Outlook and Medium-term Challenges"

    Masood Ahmed, Director of Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF


Panel Discussion

  • Panelists:
    ・Masood Ahmed, Director of Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF
    ・Toshiro Nishizawa, Director General, Country Credit Department, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
    ・Takehiro Kagawa, Deputy Director-General, Middle East and African Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ・Daisuke Kotegawa, Research Director, CIGS

    Presentation by Toshiro NishizawaPDF:279KB

    Mr. Ahmed, Mr. Nishizawa, Mr. Kagawa from the left

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    Mr. Kotegawa