By Ahmed Yusuf
The 18th Doha Forum will be held in the Qatari capital Saturday, with numerous foreign dignitaries and decision-makers slated to attend.
Organized by Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the forum plans to tackle various issues and challenges facing the international community.
The event is expected to be attended by a host of representatives from both the private sector and civil society.
Participants will likely include Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre, UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
In addition to political concerns, the forum's agenda will also focus on issues pertaining to economy, commerce, media, human rights, water and food security, energy, and the future of the Middle East.