Qatar has suggested setting up of an Arab mechanism to enhance cooperation among the countries of the South, its primary goal to provide opportunities for exchange of experiences and successes in order to build capability and capacity in the region and increase the the level of the exchange of solutions, technologies and expertise in the areas agreed upon.
Director of the Department of International Development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs HE Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammad Al Meraikhi has stressed the importance of Qatar participation in the First Arab States Regional South-South Development EXPO which aims to enrich the international continued dialogue on sustainable development before and after 2015.
The "First Arab States Regional South-South Development Expo" opened today in the Qatari capital, Doha. The Expo is the first ever forum in the Arab region seeking to study successful development solutions from the global South and possibilities for their replication and scaling up, and to strengthen the exchange of tangible solutions and experiences between countries of the South and the Arab region in response to common development challenges.
In light of the rapid growth in diversity of development actors, particularly from the South, the international aid architecture is changing considerably. The contribution of South-South Cooperation to development is thus catching more and more attention in the international arena. South-South Cooperation is viewed as a valuable and essential complement to North-South Cooperation