Bahrain opens regional investment centre
Bahrain cemented its new regional role Saturday night by the opening of a centre which will coordinate investment activities of 18 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) marked the opening of the MENA Investment Centre in Bahrain with a special dinner reception.
It was hosted by EDB chief executive Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa and attended by OECD Deputy Secretary General Richard Hecklinger, ministers and official representatives from across the MENA region.
The centre supports the joint MENA-OECD Investment Programme, with the involvement of 18 countries from the MENA region, said Shaikh Mohammed, according to the GDN.
Funded by the EDB, the centre will consist of a team of up to six experts, led by an executive director.