Amman, Jordan, 30 June-1 July 2004
The Amman meeting, building on the exploratory discussions that took place in Istanbul on 11‑12 February 2004, aimed to move forward the Investment Action Programme, an integral part of the broader OECD-MENA Initiative for Investment and Governance, to mobilise investment, both foreign and domestic, as a driving force for growth, stability and prosperity throughout the MENA region.
Opened by Dr. Mohammed Halaiqah, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Industry and Trade, Jordan, and Mr. Richard Hecklinger, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD, the main objectives for this inaugural meeting were to:
Key Components of the Investment Action Programme
The Istanbul exploratory meeting identified five mutually reinforcing areas for a co-operative investment-related programme with the OECD in partnership with key national, regional and multilateral actors. For each policy area, a thematic Working Group will be established including:
Steering Group members will include senior investment officials in charge of policy issues designated by their governments in the MENA region, key representatives of the OECD Investment Committee, private sector representatives from both OECD and MENA countries, regional partner organisations, the World Bank Group, the UNDP, and the UNIDO.