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AUS chancellor attends WEF in Jordan
Dr. Björn Kjerfve, Chancellor of American University of Sharjah (AUS), attended the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa held in Jordan recently, as part of a group comprising senior leaders from Sharjah's public and private sectors. The theme of the event was 'Creating a Regional Framework for Prosperity and Peace through Public-Private Cooperation.'
"AUS has always placed great emphasis on playing its part in the progress and development of the region," said Dr. Kjerfve. "International events such as this help in highlighting areas of regional significance and gather thought leaders from around the region to focus on important issues that cut across national as well as disciplinary boundaries," he added.
The Sharjah delegation was represented by senior officials from the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), Sharjah Media Corporation, Crescent Petroleum and Dana Gas.
More than 800 key leaders from government, business and civil society convened at the forum to engage in dialogue and initiatives to support a comprehensive and forward-looking vision for prosperity and peace. The event, which saw His Majesty Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, deliver the opening address, placed a special focus on the advancement of youth in the region.