True to its original full title, the Forum will offer a sweeping overview of issues regarding Democracy, Development and Free Trade in the Middle-East, the Arab countries and the world. More broadly, this international meeting will discuss critical political, economic, social, financial, strategic and human matters of pressing concern for a region witnessing some of the most substantial changes in its very long History.


The international guests of honor this year will include some current Heads of State and Government. The Forum will also feature other distinguished opinion leaders, eminent political thinkers, decision – makers and members of parliament, renowned businessmen, academics, media figures and international organizations. These participants will contribute to a free, learned and stimulating debate on each of the many topics on the Forum's agenda, with a focus on the Arab Spring, the global financial and economic crisis, International Cooperation, Global Economy, Development, Human Rights and Digital Media.


The 13th Doha Forum will be held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in the State of Qatar from 20-22 May, 2013. It will be attended by more than 600 participants representing over 80 countries and organizations.

Emir meets world leaders

Qatar Tribune
13 May 2014


THE Emir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani met with a number of international dignitaries on the sidelines of the Doha Forum and Enriching The Middle East's Economic Future Conference which kicked off at Ritz Carlton Hotel on Monday.
HH the Emir met with Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah.
He also met with Vice-President of Argentina Amado Boudou, Assistant President of Sudan Abdel Rahman El Sadig El Mahdi, former president of the Republic of Albania Rexhep Qemal Meidani and former prime minister of France Dominique de Villepin.

HH the Emir also received a delegation from the US Congress.
Talks during the meetings dealt with a number of issues on the Forum's agenda, cooperation between Qatar and each of the countries and means of developing, in addition to issues of mutual interest.