Dr. Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al-Tuwaijri

The Aid for Trade Initiative for the Arab States (AfTIAS), launched by ITFC on behalf of the IDB Group in November 2013, is an exceptional opportunity for the Arab region not only to increase their intra-trade, but also to increase their participation in the world trade in pursuance of the decisions of the Arab Economic Summit’s decisions. AfTIAS is a “unique partnership” composed of the League of Arab States (LAS) Member Countries, five UN Agencies and seven donors working together to assist the Arab Countries to improve their trade capacity and to benefit from the expansion of global markets. These improvements are supporting economic growth and jobs creation.