Welcome by the President
The Arab region has brought forth the world’s oldest cultures: From Mesopotamia – widely considered the cradle of civilisation and pioneer in the cultivation of cereals and production of textiles etc.; to ancient Egypt, which owed its well-known success to its advantageous location along the Nile River valley; to Carthage, a sparkling star in the Mediterranean. The Kingdom of Saba in Yemen invented the world's oldest irrigation systems, the Kingdom of Morocco is the oldest monarchy in the world and the mesmerizing scents of Arab spices were carried around the world on the ocean routes from Oman. The Arab region is also where the three monotheistic religions emerged.
Today, Arab countries pride themselves on these ancient treasures of culture and civilisation, and offer the world fascinating tourist destinations. More over 30 per cent of the worldwide crude oil and natural gas reserves have provided a solid base for the development of infrastructure, furthering international investments and cooperation in this region.
Austria, situated between the stunning Alps and the beautiful Danube River, home to scientists, composers, writers and poets, can proudly look back on a centuries-long tradition of continuous interaction with various cultures. The country's economic and technical development in combination with exceptional innovations in many fields of life has contributed to Austria’s exemplary global reputation.
Since its foundation in 1989 the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) takes pride in the services it provides, supporting relations between Arab countries and Austria, both in economy and trade, as well as culture and science. For almost 30 years, the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce has been acting as a bridge builder and provider of valuable networking opportunities between Austria and Arab countries.
We are looking forward to engaging with all our efforts to further support and intensify the economic cooperation and relations between Austria and the Arab countries for many years to come.
|Senator Dr. Richard SCHENZ
|Kommerzialrat Nabil R. KUZBARI
|Dipl.-Ing. Mouddar KHOUJA