New Delhi, Sept. 29: An international conference on Indo-Arab relations is being organised jointly by Indo-Arab Economic Cooperation Forum and Institute of Objective Studies here on November 13-14, the organisers said in a press statement here today.


The conference would build on economic and cultural relations between India and the Arab world for centuries to forge new ties based on trade and investment. It will examine new fields of cooperation in education, industry and healthcare.


Arab dignitaries from government and private sector are to participate in substantial numbers. Their delegates would include ministers, important businessmen, academics, bureaucrats and corporate leaders. The Indian side too would be represented by the same class of people.


The organisers said India’s lead in technical and professional education, IT, ITES, pharmaceuticals, biotech, nano-tech, entertainment, media and manufacturing were attractions for other countries. Cooperation and investment in these areas would be boosted by the conference.


The Union finance minister will inaugurate the conference that is billed to boost Indo-Arab ties in crucial areas, thus benefiting both sides.