Local December 18, 2012 | 9:11 am

Fernandez to head Arab-Latin American and Caribbean Council

Abu Dhabi.- Former Dominican Republic president Leonel Fernández on Monday was chosen to head the of Arab-Latin American and Caribbean Council (CARLAC), an entity launched today to bolster ties between the peoples of both regions.

The decision is contained in the Abu Dhabi Declaration, a document which discloses the event’s conclusions and the actions taken by the Arab-Latin American International Forum for the immediate future.

The CARLAC is formed by 20 highly qualified and recognized leaders, 10 of them Latin American and the others from the Middle East, according to its report.

In addition to placing Fernandez to direct the emerging international organization, the Forum participants designated as honorary chairman Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan, United Arab Emirates Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister and President of Zayed University.

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