Tokyo – Malaysian Prime Minister, Naijib Razak on Tuesday stressed the importance of equitable growth in a roundtable conference jointly held by the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) and Alliance Forum Foundation (AFF) Japan at a local hotel in Tokyo.
The objective of the WIEF-AFF Roundtable 2015 was to provide an avenue to regional and Japanese business leaders to leverage on their respective existing business and economic strengths and define key steps and measures to take in order to transform a common vision into reality.
The roundtable conference was attended by government representatives, policy-makers, members of the financial institutions, and other delegates from 31 different countries. The participants discussed how Japan and the Muslim world could work together to create a sound ecosystem for Islamic economy.
The speakers at the roundtable discussed the importance of sharing their collective experiences in the fields of regenerative medicine, Halal business, human smart city solutions and Islamic Banking & Finance in Japan, to promote mutual cooperation between Japan and the Muslim world.
His Excellency, Tun Musa Hitam, highlighted the importance of such forums to address the pressing needs the Muslim world is facing and the possible cooperation among japan and the Muslim world to handle the issues.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said in his speech, “Islamic Finance can play a significant role in addressing economic and financial challenges the world is facing today as it is a socially responsible form of Finance. No ethnic community should be marginalized while taking initiatives to improve the economic well being of various sectors”
Ambassador George Hara, Chairman of the Alliance Forum Foundation, said in his speech “This Roundtable is a benchmark of the growing business opportunities not only in Japan but globally and how to cope with the sharply growing Halal businesses through the solid business partnership between Japan and Muslim and non-Muslim countries. Japan is firmly committed on keeping people at the cutting edge of the proven smart community technology and jointly focus the capacity building for the future social growth.”
Ambassador George Hara also stressed the importance of learning from one another`s experiences and applying the lessons learned to alleviate poverty, provide effective health care in the changing times and applying principles of socially responsible Finance to make the world a better place.