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Fact Sheet: G8 Action on the Deauville Partnership
with Arab Countries in Transition

White House, May 19, 2012
[version française de la France]

A year after the historic events across the Middle East and North Africa began to unfold, the aspirations of people of the region for freedom, human rights, democracy, job opportunities, empowerment and dignity are undiminished.  At the Camp David Summit, G8 Leaders recognized the important progress that has been achieved in a number of countries undergoing transition and committed to maintaining their support for these transitions in four key priority areas: stabilization, job creation, participation/governance, and integration.

Stabilization

In response to transition countries’ request for support in promoting economic stabilization necessary to pursue reform, G8 members will take the following actions:

Job Creation

In response to transition countries’ request for support in promoting job creation and allowing their economies to benefit all citizens, G8 members endorse the following actions:

Participation/Governance

In response to transition countries’ request for support with reforms that promote transparency, accountability, and good governance, G8 members will take the following actions:

Integration

In response to transition countries’ interest in opening up their economies to increased trade and investment with the G8 and each other, G8 members will take the following actions:

Additional Background

The Deauville Partnership with Arab Countries in Transition is an international effort launched by the G8 at Deauville in 2011 to support countries in the Arab world engaged in transitions toward “free, democratic and tolerant societies.”  The Partnership includes Canada, Egypt, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

It also includes international financial institutions and organizations committed to supporting reform in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.  The African Development Bank is the rotating chairman of the IFI platform that includes: the African Development Bank, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the Arab Monetary Fund, the European Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Finance Corporation, the International Monetary Fund, the Islamic Development Bank, the OPEC Fund for International Development, and the World Bank.  There are several other organizations that have been supportive of the Deauville Partnership, including, the Arab League, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the United Nations organizations.

Source: 2012 Camp David Summit website


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