The Seventh World Islamic Economic Forum begins in Astana.
The Muslim World too must look towards solving its economic issues. It was by keeping this spirit in mind that the Seventh World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) opened its doors to hundreds of interested individuals. Scheduled for three days, the Forum will look into the business potential in Islamic countries not to mention economic problems and their solutions on an international level.
Heads of state, industrial magnates, members of the intelligentsia, experts, professionals and leaders in management will gather on one platform in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. Beginning its journey in 2005 when it was held in Kuala Lumpur, the WIEF has progressed considerably from a time when only a few hundred attended the function. Today over 2000 are foreseen to be there at the event.
This is a good sign since the Muslim World must finally unite under duress. And it is a well-known fact that a strong economic base is a boost to all sorts of cultural activities which in turn form a feedback loop and enhance the infrastructure.