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Afro-Arab Cooperation, Preferential Trade Area



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Afro-Arab Development Forum. Bank for Economic Development in Africa


  1. Introduction to the Afro-Arab Cooperation
  2. Afro-Arab Development Forum
  3. Third Africa Arab Summit
  4. Afro-Arab Preferential Trade Area
  5. Bodies of the Afro-Arab Cooperation
  6. Afro-Arab Institute for Culture and Strategic Studies
  7. Introduction to the Arab Bank for Africa (BADEA)


The objectives of the subject “Afro-Arab Cooperation” are to:

  1. Understand the aims of the Afro-Arab Cooperation
  2. Explore the areas of cooperation between Africa and the Arab countries
  3. Analyze the economic relations between the African and the Arab countries
  4. Understand the role of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  5. Know the BADEA Export Financing Scheme
  6. Understand the concept of “Afro-Arab Preferential Trade Area”

African Students (Masters, Courses, Foreign Trade, Business)


Islamic Organizations. Arab League


Sample - Afro-Arab Economic Cooperation
Afro-Arab Cooperation (Preferential Trade Area) Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)

The cooperation between the African Countries and the Arab World is based on the deep historical relations covering human, cultural, scientific, and economic topics.

In the Third Africa-Arab Countries Summit was agreed to develop the “Afro-Arab Preferential Trade Area.”

  1. The first Arab-Africa Summit took place in 1977 in Cairo (Egypt). In the summit the leaders agree with the creation of some Organizations (by ex. the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa - BADEA or the Afro-Arab Institute for Culture and Strategic Studies), to improve the relationships between the African and the Arab countries
  2. In 2010, took place the Second Afro-Arab Summit in Libya, the Ministers defined the Arab-African Strategic Partnership Framework (“Partnership in Development and Investment”)
  3. The Third Afro-Arab Summit took place in 2013 (Kuwait)

The main objectives of the Afro-Arab Development Forum are:

  1. To promote the brotherhood between the Arab and the African Countries
  2. To investigate the challenges for both regions
  3. To encourage the economic integration between the Arab and the African Countries and Joint Ventures promotion

In the Declaration and Programme of Action on Afro-Arab Cooperation were defined several bodies:

  1. Standing Commission (24 Ministers)
  2. Working groups (trade, mining, industry, agriculture, energy, transport)
  3. Coordinating Committee
  4. Court of Commission and Arbitration

In the last submit was adopted the “Trade and Investment Facilitation and Guarantee Mechanism.”

In 2002, the Arab League and the African Union founded the “Afro-Arab Institute for Culture and Strategic Studies” with the objective of enhancing cultural relations. The headquarters of the Institute are in Bamako (Mali).

Related topics:

  1. Summit of South American-Arab Countries
  2. Asia-Middle East Dialogue
  3. Arab Mediterranean Agreement
  4. Africa-Turkey

The Afro-Arab Cooperation belongs to

  1. African Civilization
  2. Islamic Civilization

The African Union member countries are Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, DR Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, São Tomé, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The Arab League member countries are Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen.

Sample - Afro-Arab Institute for Culture and Strategic Studies:
Afro-Arab Institute for Culture

Organization of Islamic Cooperation
  1. Islamic Chamber of Commerce
  2. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade
  3. Economic Centre for Islamic Countries
  4. Committee for Economic Cooperation of the OIC
  5. Islamic Trade Preferential System

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