March 11, 2015
Manama: The Economic Development Board (EDB) hosted a Russian media delegation following on the Global Islamic Investment Gateway (GIIG). This comes as part of the EDB’s efforts to promote investment opportunities in the Kingdom and further strengthen bilateral ties between the two nations.
The journalists and editors represent a number of high profile Russian publications including Kommersant, Lenta Ru, and Expert.
Their three-day visit included meetings and interviews with a number of public and private sector representatives such as the EDB, the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), the Bahrain International Investment Park (BIIP), and the Russian Ambassador. They were able to discuss topics related to the bilateral relations between Bahrain and Russia, as well as the Kingdom’s economic environment and investment opportunities. Additionally, they attended sessions during the Global Islamic Investment Gateway Forum, in which they learned more about the Kingdom’s strengths in Islamic Finance and further opportunities for growth in the field.
Dr. Jarmo Kotilaine, Chief Economist at the Bahrain EDB said: “Through media engagement activities such as these, we are able to introduce a global audience to the numerous opportunities available in the Kingdom, and promote the competitive advantages Bahrain has to offer, particularly in financial services.
“Bahrain has long been a pioneer in Islamic Finance, and has been at the forefront of innovation in the industry, and we hope to highlight Bahrain’s many achievements in the sector”.
The EDB also hosted a delegation of journalists from a number of international markets covering the financial services sector, on the sidelines of the 2015 Gulf International Investment Gateway (GIIG), which is organised by the Bahrain EDB, Thomson Reuters, and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). This comes as part of the EDB’s efforts to promote investment opportunities in the Kingdom and highlight the Kingdom’s key competitive advantages and long running history in the financial services sector.
The journalists represent a number of leading international publications including UK publication, MENA FM; German publication, Focus Money; Korean publication, The Korea Times; Indian publication, Hindu Business Line; and GCC publications, Banking and Finance and Islamic Business and Finance; as well as CNN Arabic.
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National Communication and Media Department