MIGA Announces Launch of Arabic-Language Investment Promotion Website
SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, November 29, 2006—The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a member of the World Bank Group, announced today the launch of the Arabic-language version of FDI Promotion Center, an online knowledge-sharing and learning portal for investment promotion professionals in developing countries.
“The Arabic website is the third in a number of language-specific websites we have launched in response to the growing demand for capacity-building assistance by investment promotion intermediaries around the world,” says John Wille, Lead Investment Promotion Officer, MIGA. “By providing region-specific content in local languages, the regional websites increase investment promotion practitioners’ reach and access to key resources and information.” The other two regional websites are in Russian and Serbian.
MIGA created the Arabic-language website, which will incorporate local case studies and best practices, in cooperation with the Inter-Arab Investment Guarantee Corporation (IAIGC). Its aim is to support the professional development of investment promotion practitioners of different levels and experience in the region. The Arabic-language website is expected to highlight the importance of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the development of the Middle East and
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