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Broader Middle East & North Africa Initiative Finance Ministerial

In June 2004, Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) countries meeting in Sea Island, Georgia, established a "Partnership for Progress and a Common Future" with countries of the broader Middle East and North Africa to support efforts to advance freedom, democracy, and prosperity in the region.

As part of this initiative, Finance Ministers from the G8 and the broader Middle East and North Africa region (BMENA) launched the G8-BMENA Finance Ministerial process. Building on the momentum created at their first meeting as a group in September 2003, this group has met every six months to discuss policy reforms and to launch specific initiatives to foster economic growth and job creation in the BMENA region. Efforts have focused on promoting access to capital for small and medium-sized enterprises, expanding microfinance, coordinating on development projects, strengthening financial sector regulation, and improving the private sector investment climate.

Please contact Malachy Nugent, Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa, for more information.

2006

       
December*: Third G-8 BMENA Forum for the Future Ministerial (Amman)
         
May: Fourth G8-BMENA Finance Ministerial (Sharm el-Sheikh)
  Agenda Discussion Papers Participants Secretary's Statement
         
March: Third Network of Funds Meeting (Abu Dhabi)

2005

       
November: Second G-8 BMENA Forum for the Future Ministerial ( Manama)
         
September: Third G8-BMENA Finance Ministerial (Washington)
  Agenda Discussion Papers Participants Secretary's Statement
   
  Second Network of Funds Meeting (Washington)
         
June: G8 Summit (Gleneagles)
         
April: Second G8-BMENA Finance Ministerial (Washington)
  Agenda Discussion Papers Participants Secretary's Statement
   
  First Network of Funds Meeting (Washington)

2004

       
December: First G8-BMENA Forum for the Future Ministerial ( Rabat)
         
October: First G8-BMENA Finance Ministerial (Washington)
  Agenda Discussion Papers Participants Secretary's Statement
         
June: G8 Summit (Sea Island)
         
April: Greater Middle East Finance Ministers' Dinner (Washington)
  Agenda Discussion Papers Participants Secretary's Statement

2003

       
September: Partnership for Financial Excellence Finance Minister's Breakfast (Dubai)
  Agenda Discussion Papers Participants Secretary's Statement
* scheduled
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