Australian Arab Institute
for
Strategic Affairs

Australian-Arab Institute for Strategic Affairs

                                                                              www.aaisa.org.au

 

 AAISA-The Australian-Arab Institute for Strategic Affairs

The Middle East has long held interest as a region for trade, cultural exchange and political dialogue. More recently, the region has drawn significant attention specifically related to Australian strategic interests in the Middle East and geo-political events in the Arab world (comprising the 22 member states of the Arab League). The Australia Gulf Council (AGC) was established to bring together corporate, political and diplomatic representatives at the highest levels to facilitate trade, investment and cultural exchange between Australia and GCC countries. The Council for Australian Arab Relations (CAAR) was established in 2003 by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to create links and promote relations between Australia and the Arab world. Dr Anne Aly was appointed to the CAAR by Minister Stephen Smith in 2009 and continues to serve as a board member with accountability for promoting Australian Arab relations through education