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Tuesday, 18 October 2011:

21st General Assembly of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce

along with the

22nd Meeting of the AACC Board of Directors 

Special Lecture by Wolf Schwippert / Schwippert Law Office:
“Public Procurement in the Arab World - the Arab spring, recent developments and legal framework“

The Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce is pleased to call all its members to participate at the upcoming annual General Assembly, its highest decision-making body.

As a special service to our esteemed members, we are honoured to invite you for the special expert's presentation dealing with “Public Procurement in the Arab World - the Arab spring, recent developments and legal framework“, given by Attorney-at-law Mr. Wolf Schwippert from Schwippert Law Office.

The presentation will tackle both legal, political and practical issues about public procurements in Arab countries and will provide professional answers to questions about the embedded economic systems, pursuing bodies, regulations, reforms and requirements in selected Arab countries.

The presentation is free of charge for AACC members and will take place right before the AACC's 21st General Assembly.



Date: Tuesday, 18 October 2011, 15:30 - 18:30 hrs 

Venue: Marriott Vienna, Parkring 12a, 1010 Vienna


15:30 - 16:00 | Registration (access only with valid registration - no public event!)
16:00 - 17:00 | Expert's Presentation - Wolf Schwippert, Lawyer:

“Public Procurement in the Arab World - the Arab spring, recent developments and legal framework“ 

17:00 - 18:30 | General Assembly (Programme according to Agenda)

Registration: by phone +43 1 513 39 65, fax +43 1 513 85 59 or e-mail to
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 Wednesday, 19 October 2011:


Focus: HEALTH  Care, Innovation & Tourism

The Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) has the pleasure to announce the
“5th Arab-Austrian Economic Forum & Exhibition / Focus on: HEALTH Care, Innovation & Tourism” to take place on Wednesday October 19, 2011.
The annual Arab-Austrian Economic Forum, organized by the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce, offers a unique platform in Austria for the exchange of knowledge and the deepening of the Austro-Arab relations in economy, trade, culture and diplomacy.
In this year's "5th Arab-Austrian Economic Forum & Exhibition", the focus is specifically on the topic of HEALTH: politicians, senior representatives, experts and companies from Austria and the Arab countries will be present and are going to discuss recent developments and opportunities in healthcare, health tourism and medical innovations.
The "5th Arab-Austrian Economic Forum & Exhibition", with its discussion panel and integrated exhibition, offers an ideal location for encounters, networking and information exchange. 

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the 5th Arab-Austrian Economic Forum & Exhibition!

Kindly see our event folder here: 
5th Arab-Austrian Economic Forum & Exhibition Folder 


Wednesday, 19 October 2011, 09:30 - 19:00 hrs 

Venue: Marriott Vienna, Parkring 12a, 1010 Vienna


10:00 - 10:30 | OPENING OF THE FORUM - KEY NOTE 

10:30 - 11:45 | FORUM - MINISTER PANEL
11:45 - 12:00 | FORUM - Short Break
12:00 - 13:00 | FORUM - SESSION I: Health Care & Management
13:00 - 14:30 | FORUM - Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:30 | FORUM - SESSION II: Medical Reserach & Innovation
15:30 - 16:00 | FORUM - Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00 | FORUM - SESSION III: Health Care Beyond National Boundaries

List of speakers to be announced shortly at our website ( www.aacc.at )

English (Forum); English and/or German and/or Arabic at Exhibition and Public Area

Participation as visitor:
The event is open to interested public visitors; access is free of charge. Registration is desired by phone +43 1 513 39 65, fax +43 1 513 85 59 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Participation as exhibitor / sponsor / cooperator:
For detailed information on display opportunities kindly contact the AACC by phone +43 1 513 39 65, fax +43 1 513 85 59 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Organised by:
Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce
In cooperation with:
- Arab Embassies in Austria
- European Forum Alpbach
- Medical University Vienna International
- Monitor TV
- Wirtschaftskammer Österreich (WKO) / Plattform Gesundheitswirtschaft

Supported by:
- Europe Arab Bank
- Medizinisches Zentrum Bad Vigaun
- Sitte Vienna
- Tunisair
- Vamed
- Vimpex

Update status: 16 September 2011 (the mentioned data can be subject to modification)



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29-30 August 2011 :

AACC invites H.E. Amr Moussa to participate in the European Forum Alpbach

The AACC, with the most generous effort and support by its Vice-President Kommerzialrat Nabil KUZBARI, successfully invited H.E. Amr MOUSSA, Former Secretary General of the League of Arab States, to participate in the "European Forum Alpbach", an internationally high-esteemed, annual event under the current presidency of Dr. Erhard BUSEK, Former Vice-Chancellor of Austria.

H.E. Mr. Amr MOUSSA opened the "Political Symposium" of the European Forum Alpbach, together with H.E. Mr. Danilo TÜRK, President of the Republic of Slovenia, H.E. Mr. Luis MORENO OCAMPO, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, and H.E. Dr. Michael SPINDELEGGER, Austrian Foreign Minister.

In his speech at the Policitcal Symposium of the European Forum Alpbach, and also in various interviews for national and international newspapers during his stay in Austria, H.E. Mr. MOUSSA underlined the historic importance of the Arab spring that started this year with the North African movement in Tunisia and Egypt, and expressed his visions for the further development in the Arab region in general and  in Egypt in particular.

(Report in Arabic below)

 Left image: H.E. Amr MOUSSA and delegation on the way to Alpbach, by the most generous invitation of AACC Vice-President KommR Nabil Kuzbari. // Center: H.E. Amr MOUSSA during his speech at the Political Symposium // Right: AACC Vice-President KommR Nabil KUZBARI
Following are latest news from selected Arab countries:

Arab Spring: G8 pledging $ 38 billion to Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Jordan

(Global Arab Network) - Group of Eight finance chiefs pledged $38 billion on Saturday in financing to Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Jordan over 2011-13, widening a deal agreed in May and offering Libya the chance to partake too.

The IMF promised a further $35 billion in funding to countries affected by Arab Spring uprisings and formally recognised Libya's ruling interim council as a legitimate power, opening up access to a myriad of international lenders as the country looks to rebuild after a six-month war.

G8 chair France said the figure agreed at talks in the Mediterranean port of Marseille was roughly double a sum agreed in May, when the eight economic powers met in the northern French seaside town of Deauville. In Marseille, the original Arab Spring partnership was extended to Jordan and Morocco.

Finance Minister Francois Baroin said that Libya, whose National Transitional Council was represented at the talks, had also been invited to join the so-called Deauville Partnership.

"The institutions pledged to increase their financial network to $38 billion compared with the $20 billion pledged at Deauville," Baroin told a news conference. "These are not just words, an important step was taken this morning."

Getting IMF recognition is significant for Libya's interim leaders as it means international development banks and donors such as the World Bank can now offer financing.

"Libya attended this meeting as an observer and I'm very pleased to report that the IMF now recognises the interim governing council as the official government of Libya," IMF chief Christine Lagarde told a separate news conference.

See reference: Global Arab Network


Fund to finance environment-related projects

(Global Arab Network) - The Ministry of Environment is extending the deadline for groups requesting funding for eco-projects from the Jordan Environment Fund (JEF) until mid-September, according to an announcement made on Sunday.The ministry started receiving applications to fund projects earlier this month, and set August 31 as a deadline for groups hoping to implement environment-friendly ventures.

The Ministry of Environment launched the JEF early this month with the aim of supporting socio-economic projects that improve the environment, rehabilitate degraded ecosystems and ensure the sustainability of the country's natural resources. It partly finances the ventures.

The JD4 million fund finances projects through soft loans totalling 75 per cent of the cost of the projects proposed by the private sector, and up to 95 per cent of the cost of projects proposed by the public sector. To motivate and encourage institutions to apply, this year the fund will finance eco-projects through grants instead of soft loans.

A total of JD1 million will be distributed this year among projects that address Jordan's pressing environment issues - treatment of industrial wastewater, solid waste management, energy conservation and renewable energy sources - as well as environment-related small- and medium-size enterprises.

The fund is financed through the earnings of the Clean Development Mechanism project, fines for environment violations, fees collected from testing radiation levels of junk pieces imported from Iraq as well as fees from environment-impact assessments.The ministry said the fund's board of directors has five representatives from the private sector and five from the public sector in order to ensure complete transparency.

See reference: Global Arab Network

Libya Needs $25 Billion in Investments for Oil Production, Challenger Says

(Global Arab Network) - Libya’s oil industry will need at least $25 billion in investment to increase its oil production to 2 million barrels a day,the chairman of drilling-rig operator Challenger Ltd. said.

“Fields need to be developed, others redeveloped,” Hassan Tatanaki said in a telephone interview today. “The Libyan oil industry needs a lot of revamping. We have to reinvest to be able to get the proper cost effective amount into the industry in terms of the country’s production level.”

The armed conflict in Libya, holder of Africa’s largest proven reserves, has reduced the nation’s output to 100,000 barrels a day in July from the 1.6 million barrels pumped before the uprising started in February. A full recovery of production may take as long as three years, according to analyst estimates.

See reference: Global Arab Network

Breathing new life into the markets

(Global Arab Network) - Overall growth on Moroccan capital markets have slowed down in 2011 in spite of the strong performance and bright prospects for some key companies in banking and real estate, two major sectors. However, many players in the mining sector and other areas of the economy bucked the trend, while a number of planned major deals should boost market activity in the year ahead, Global Arab Network reports according to Oxford Business Group.

In 2010 the Casablanca bourse’s two benchmark indexes, the MADEX and the MASI, grew 22.1% and 20.6% year-on-year, respectively. However despite further rises in January, 2011 has so far been a slower year for the market. As of mid-July, the MADEX index was down 9.01% since the start of the year having fallen back to September 2010 levels of around 9400 points. The MASI Index was down a similar 9.07%, to 11,475, with the two more or less unchanged from where they stood at the end of the first half of the year on June 30. In 2011 thus far the two indexes have underperformed emerging market stock exchanges, as measured by the performance of the MSCI Emerging Markets bench, which in mid-July was down 2.5% from its level at the end of 2010.

Banking and real estate stocks, which together account for six of the top 10 companies listed on the Casablanca bourse in terms of capitalisation value, were the main drag on the market for the first half of the year. In the end of June, banks were down 13.4% from the beginning of the year. Shares in Attijarawafa Bank, the biggest bank and the second-largest firm by capitalisation value, fell by 13.4% in the first six months of 2011. The second-largest bank and third-largest company by capitalisation, BMCE Bank, was the worst performer in the sector, with its shares down 23.4%.

In the real estate sector, shares in Addoha, the largest listed property developer and the fourth-largest listed company, lost 5.8% in value in the first half of the year. This was in spite of a significant increase in profits in 2010 and the publication of an analysis in May by local broker BMCE Capital Bourse that suggested the company was undervalued, giving a target share price of Dh154 (€13.45) (at the time of writing Addoha shares were valued at Dh97 (€8.47). At the end of June shares in the second-largest listed developer and seventh-largest listed firm, Compagnie Générale Immobilère (CGI), were down by 26% from the start of the year.

However despite the overall fall in the market, some sectors have continued to post large gains in 2011 so far. Buoyed by rising international commodity prices, the mining sector has continued to perform strongly, following solid performance in 2010, when sector stocks increased in value by 128%. In the first six months of this year they added another 31.3%, led by Société Métallurgique d'Imiter (SMI), which was up 50.5% in the first half of the year, and Managem, which increased in value by 32%.

Maroc Telecom, the largest company by capitalisation listed on the bourse, has also seen gains and in mid-July was up 3.4% for the year to date. The firm also was the most active listing in terms of transaction volume in the first half of the year at 17.3% of the total volume, followed by Attijarawafa Bank at 14.2% and real estate developer Addoha at 13.1%.

See reference: Global Arab Network

Qatar Bonds Best Performers in August on Quality: Arab Credit

(Global Arab Network) - Qatar’s sovereign bonds were the best performers in the Middle East in August as investors sought refuge from a slowing U.S. economy and a worsening debt crisis in Europe.

Four of the five best-performing securities among the 32 that make up the HSBC/NASDAQ Dubai Middle East Conventional Sovereign Bond Index were from Qatar. The fifth was from Abu Dhabi. The total return on Qatar’s 6.4 percent bond due 2040 was 7.25 percent last month, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The JPMorgan Emerging Markets Bond Index returned 0.22 percent. U.S. government bonds had a return of 2.8 percent in August, the most since December 2008, according to a Bank of America Corp. index.

Qatar, the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, forecasts its economy will expand 15.7 percent this year. The country projects a budget surplus of 22.3 billion riyals ($6.1 billion) this fiscal year, and the International Monetary Fund says Qatar will have the world’s fastest-growing economy for the second straight year in 2011.

The default risk of Qatar and Abu Dhabi, both rated AA by S&P, climbed less than eight basis points to 102 and 102.1 respectively, since the U.S. lost its AAA rating for the first time in history, according to data provider CMA. Credit default swaps for Japan, also rated AA at S&P, the third-highest investment grade score, rose 12 basis points to 105.44, according to CMA, which is owned by CME Group Inc. and compiles prices quoted by dealers in the privately negotiated market.

See reference: Global Arab Network

EU targets Syrian oil firms, says may get tougher

(Global Arab Network) - The European Union imposed a ban on purchases of Syrian oil on Saturday and warned of further steps unless President Bashar al-Assad's government ends its five-month crackdown on dissent.

While most of Syria's oil exports have gone to Europe, the EU sanctions agreed on Saturday do not go as far as an investment ban imposed by the United States last month, and analysts say they may have only a limited impact on Assad's access to funds.

EU governments are expected to have talks on further sanctions, but industry experts have said the 27-member bloc will have to overcome reluctance among some capitals, given that European firms like the Anglo-Dutch Royal Dutch Shell and France's Total are significant investors in Syria.

At informal EU talks in the Polish resort of Sopot, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe and his British counterpart William Hague said more oil sanctions could be needed, but did not say what these might entail.

See reference: Global Arab Network



The AACC is pleased to circulate the following announcements
by its esteemed cooperation partners and members

Europe Arab Bank

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren!

Es freut mich Ihnen hiermit ein attraktives Angebot unterbreiten zu können. Obwohl die Lage im Nahen Osten und Nord Afrika sehr instabil ist, versuchen wir weiterhin unsere Kunden in Ihren Geschäften mit dem arabischen Raum zu unterstützen, indem wir Ihre Akkreditive, innerhalb vorhandener Rahmen für zahlreiche Korrespondenz-Banken, bestätigen und diskontieren.

Wie Sie sicherlich wissen, hat unsere Muttergesellschaft, die ARAB BANK Gruppe, sehr viele Niederlassungen in den Ländern des Mittleren Ostens (Bahrain, Jordanien, Libanon, Syrien, Saudi Arabien, Oman, Katar, Jemen, V.A.E.) und Nordafrika (Algerien, Ägypten, Tunesien, Marokko, Sudan). Dies nehmen wir zum Anlass, Ihnen ein attraktives Angebot zu unterbreiten, welches sich auf Akkreditive bezieht, die von Mitgliedern unserer Banken-Gruppe (Arab Bank plc, Arab Tunisian Bank, Arab National Bank, Oman Arab Bank) für Sie eröffnet und in weiterer Folge über uns bestätigt werden.

0.04% Bestätigungs-Provision (pro angefangene 30 Tage Laufzeit – Minimum EUR 250).

Sowie die Möglichkeit der Diskontierung selbiger mit

LIBOR/EURIBOR + 0.5% p.a. (Minimum EUR 400).

Diese Angebot gilt ab sofort, und ist bis 31.12.2011 für alle Mitglieder der Arab Bank Gruppe mit Ausnahme der Arab Bank Syria, Arab Sudanese Bank und Arab Bank plc in Jemen und Palästina gültig.

Wir können Ihnen aber auch für diese Länder attraktive Angebote unterbreiten.

Many thanks and kind regards,

Nadim Khalili
Country Administration Manager
Europe Arab Bank Plc
Austria Branch
Tel: +431 513 42 40 15
Fax:+431 513 42 40 9
Web: www.eabplc.com

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Wedding Affairs


WEDDING AFFAIRS | Vienna 2011 is Vienna’s Premier Wedding Show which will inspire you. It will bring to light the best of the wedding culture for you to design your wedding in ist most beautiful details.

«Wedding Affairs« is for you to find the most wonderful things to suit your dreams. The most charming ideas, wonderful wedding gowns and shoes , breathtaking locations, exquisite food, delicious cakes, astonishing photos, individualized wedding lists, perfect planning, stunning decoration concepts, romantic destinations and honeymoon and so much more.

Begin to dream, to plan and to be merry, because a new life is ahead for you!
It is full of promises and it will be a delight. Getting married can be a delightful thing when every decision you make is a fruit of enjoyment. The experience of meeting the most tasteful and exquisite possibilities at one location in order to have your dream wedding will remain unforgettable!

There will be no compromises! 
Michaela Honies, Niely Hoetsch & Verena Schrack choose every single vendor who will be attending this exclusive wedding fair. They have teamed up with the ambitious aim to show the premier resources for a sophisticated wedding of the modern bride, with handpicked exhibitors from Austria and all over the world. In their absolutely most favorite European city – Vienna! Not only the capital with the best quality of life, but also with the most beautiful wedding locations you can dream of.

The exhibitors prime for quality and are the best in the market. Therefore we want you to meet them, to let them turn your wedding in a very special day. Come to find the best for your own perfect fairy-tale wedding!

Michaela Honies | Elegant Events
is one of Europe’s leading wedding coordinators with customers from all over the world entrusting her with making their luxury wedding dreams come true. Her customers insist on the utmost exclusive wedding design and exceptional event planning to arrange the über- chick, glamorous and elegant once-in-a-lifetime event!

Niely Hoetsch | das weddings
is a bridal accessories designer bringing yearly breathtaking headpieces to the heads of modern and daring brides all over Europe. She is a wedding style expert who loves to create exquisite details to make the difference. For the past years she has also carried out exclusive Bridal Shows in Vienna.

Verena Schrack | mimina events
supports Michaela ] Niely actively and brings in her precious experience with luxury goods for organising the «Wedding Affairs«. Above that Verena is main contact person for all financial questions.

Location: Semperdepot, Atelierhaus der Akademie der Bildenden Künste
Adresse: Lehargasse 6-8, 1060 Wien

Öffnungszeiten: 22.-23. Oktober 2011 von 10:00 bis 18:00 h
Eröffnungsveranstaltung (Einladung!): 21. Oktober 2011 um 19:00 Uhr

Tickets: Euro 12,- pro Person inkl. MwSt | Kinder bis 12 Jahre frei |
an der Tageskassa ist keine Bankomatzahlung möglich | keine Kreditkarten
Vorverkauf: Euro 9,- ab Juni in allen österreichischen Raiffeisenfilialen
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Website: www.weddingaffairs.at

PREVIEW EVENT: 26 September 2011, Lobmayr Flagstore!

Find more information in the following press release: Press release preview event 26 September 2011

Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in Vienna 

The Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in Vienna / Public Relations Department, announces two exhibitions with focus on healthcare to take place in Oman in September 2011 and January 2012.

First Exhibition:

Oman Health – Healthcare Expansion Summit

Date: Monday 26th – Tues 27th September 2011
Venue: InterContinental Hotel, Muscat
Organizer: Naseba
Patronage: Ministry of Health – Sultanate of Oman
Website: www.heathcareoman.com

The Oman Health - Healthcare Expansion Summit is for international and regional decision makers to meet and determine the future of Oman’s healthcare sector.

The Summit gives experts the chance to source solutions for upcoming projects.

It provides an opportunity for world class providers to showcase their most innovative solutions to prequalified delegates.

Oman’s healthcare sector offers massive growth potential and the opportunity to capitalize on its expansion.

Up to 30 companies will have access to up 200 extensively prequalified healthcare buyers from across the country and beyond.

Second Exhibition:

Oman Healthcare Summit

Date: January 2012
Venue: TBC
Website: www.oite.com
Contact: Zaheer Ahmed
Tel: + 968 24 564 303
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The Summit will be held under the theme: “ Transforming Oman’s Healthcare Delivery Systems: Facing the Challenges & Driving for Excellency” it aims to address the present and future challenges of the Sultanate’s health sector and professionals particularly in the quality management, improvements and excellence in delivery systems.

It will serve as a platform for industry experts and stakeholders to share and discuss tangible solutions to the variety of healthcare management issues.

Key themes will focus on the following topics: Healthcare quality management – Challenges and opportunities surrounding the healthcare service quality – Smart Hospitals and clinics.

The conference will be attended by senior healthcare regulators and healthcare executives from private and public sectors industry and government officials.

See more information: Oman Healthcare Summit January 2012

Europäisches Forum Alpbach

Das Europäische Forum Alpbach in Kooperation mit der Österreichischen Ärztekammer und mit der Ärztekammer für Wien freut sich, die Tagung "Medizin und Ethik: Krankheit als Lebensstil? Wege und Irrwege" anzukündigen. Dies ist bereits die dritte Veranstaltung aus der Reihe "Medizin und Ethik", die im Jahr 2009 initiiert wurde.

Zeit: 05. bis 06. Oktober 2011, Beginn: 05. Oktober, 17:00 Uhr
Ort: Schloß Schönbrunn Tagungszentrum, Apothekertrakt, 1130 Wien, Zugang Grünbergstraße
Sprache: Deutsch (ohne Übersetzung)

In wie weit können wir mit einer Krankheit "gesund" leben? Wie wird Krankheit in einer Leistungsgesellschaft wahrgenommen, und welche Menschenbilder stehen dahinter? Was sollen wir in die Gesundheit investieren, damit die Krankheiten besser ausheilen oder gar nicht erst auftreten? Und wie viel Eigenverantwortung ist uns PatientInnen zumutbar?

Das sind die Leitfragen dieses Symposiums, zu dem wir hochrangige SprecherInnen aus Wissenschaft, Politik, Kultur sowie Sport- und Medienwelt erwarten. Die Tagung richtet sich an ÄrztInnen, Studierende und PatientInnen, aber auch Interessierte aus anderen Bereichen.

Die Veranstaltung ist für das Diplom-Fortbildungs-Programm der Österreichischen Ärztekammer approbiert. 10 Freie DFP-Punkte sind für FachärztInnen und AllgemeinmedizinerInnen anrechenbar.

Teilnahmegebühr(inkl. Mittagessen und Kaffeepausen):
Regulärer Beitrag: EUR 50,-
Ermäßigter Beitrag: EUR 20,- (Studierende bis zum 30. und UniversitätsassistentInnen bis zum 40. Lebensjahr).
Für akkreditierte JournalistInnen ist die Teilnahme kostenlos.

Bitte entnehmen Sie Details zum Programm sowie das Anmeldeformular unserer
Homepage: http://alpbach.org/index.php?id=1463

Wir würden uns sehr freuen, Sie bei unserer Tagung begrüßen zu dürfen, und laden Sie ein, aktiv und kritisch an den Diskussionen teilzunehmen.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Dr. Erhard Busek
Präsident des Europäischen Forums Alpbach

 عمرو موسى يعرض رؤية مستقبلية للمنطقة في منتدى ألباخ

بمبادرة من غرفة التجارة العربية النمساوية باقتراح السيد عمرو موسى كمتحدث عن آخر التطورات في الشرق الأوسط وخاصة مصر في منتدى ألباخ الأوروبي السنوي، وجّه الرئيس العربي للغرفة، المستشار نبيل الكزبري الدعوة للمسؤول العربي البارز، نقلا عن منتدى ألباخ برئاسة المستشار السابق الدكتور إيرهارد بوسيك.

فقد حل الأمين العام السابق لجامعة الدول العربية عمرو موسى، ضيفا على المنتدى الأوروبي ألباخ، الذي تستضيفه قرية ألباخ بمقاطعة تيرول غرب النمسا في شهر أغسطس من كل عام منذ عام 1945، بمبادرة من المفكرين النمساويين أوتو مولدن، وسيمون موزر. ويجمع المنتدى علماء وصناع القرار من أهل الثقافة والسياسة والاقتصاد، جنبا إلى جنب مع الطلاب والدارسين لمناقشة أفضل الحلول والرؤى المستقبلية للقارة الأوروبية. ويوفر المنتدى إطارا للتوصل عبر الحدود من جميع التخصصات العلمية، وعبر ممثلين من جميع الدول والإيديولوجيات.

وافتتح موسى بصحبة الرئيس السلوفيني الدكتور دانيلو تورك، ووزير الخارجية النمساوية ميشائيل شبندليجر، المدعي العام للمحكمة الجنائية الدولية مورينو أوكامبو، الندوة الاقتصادية السياسية المنبثقة عن المنتدى، والتي حملت اسم: العدل – عدالة عالمية، وقدم موسى خلال الندوة صورة واضحة عن التغيرات الأخيرة في العالم العربي ودور الشباب فيها والدوافع التي أدت إلى تحرك الشارع العربي، والتي كانت قائمة على تطلع الشعوب إلى العدالة الاجتماعية والاقتصادية. وعرض موسى رؤية مستقبلية لبناء الأنظمة في بعض الدول التي شهدت ثورات في المنطقة.

وكانت غرفة التجارة العربية النمساوية قد نسقت إجراء مقابلات صحفية مع المسؤول العربي البارز مع كل من وكالة الصحافة النمساوية وعدد من الصحف والمجلات النمساوية.

وأقام المستشار نبيل الكزبري مأدبة عشاء في فندق ساخر بالعاصمة النمساوية فيينا، على شرف الضيف والسيدة قرينته، وذلك بحضور كل من الوزير المفوض بالخارجية النمساوية الدكتور فريدريش شتيفت، ورئيس تحرير صحيفة كوريير النمساوية الدكتور هيلموت براندشتيتر، والأمين العام لغرفة التجارة العربية النمساوية المهندس مضر الخوجه، وكل من الدكتور رفيق الكزبري والسيد لؤي الكزبري والسيد أسامة الكزبري. 

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