It is a term used especially in commercial environments, since there is no standard definition, nor there is free trade in this area: they are nations united geographically and culturally. The countries that are part of it are: Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Syria, the Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen.
The area is experiencing a strong economic growth process and the overall population of the MENA REGION reaches almost 500 million inhabitants (including Turkey); this region has vast reserves of oil and natural gas that make it a vital source of global economic stability (8 of the 12 OPEC countries are within this area).
All the MENA REGION is of particular interest for Italian companies, given the geographical proximity (in some cases even the historical and cultural one) and the solid economic ties that our country has always had and still has with the areas located on the other side of the Mediterranean .
If you are interested in starting your own path of internationalization in the area please contact us.