Arab Financial Services Engages with Belgian Delegation for Fintech Collaboration

Arab Financial Services (AFS), a premier digital payment solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa, recently hosted a Belgian economic delegation at its headquarters in Manama, Bahrain. The visit aimed to explore potential collaborations in the fintech and financial services sectors. The Belgian delegation, comprising leaders from various economic regions of Belgium, was spearheaded by Ghislain Breydel, Area Manager for Asia & North Africa at, and Mohamed Hajjam, Area Manager Inward Investment for MENA at The initiative was organized by Adil El Madani, Deputy Head of Mission at the Belgian Embassy, and Laurence Heyblom, Belgian Economic & Commercial Counsellor for Kuwait, Qatar & Bahrain.

Samer Soliman, CEO of AFS, welcomed the delegates and shared insights into AFS’s innovative digital payment solutions and their potential to facilitate Belgian companies’ entrance into the Bahraini market. He emphasized the strategic importance of Bahrain as a key hub in the region’s payment ecosystem and the opportunities this presents for international partnerships.

AFS, regulated by The Central Bank of Bahrain and majority-owned by Bank ABC, is renowned for its comprehensive range of digital payment services. These services encompass a variety of solutions such as card processing, merchant acquiring, fintech, and numerous value-added services. AFS’s commitment to innovation is evident in its diverse offerings, including digital mobile wallets, leading merchant acquiring services, a prominent digital payroll solution, global contact centers, and more.

The meeting between AFS and the Belgian delegation marks a significant step in fostering international cooperation in the fintech sector. It opens up avenues for AFS to expand its global footprint and for Belgian businesses to leverage Bahrain’s dynamic and growing digital payments landscape. This engagement underscores the importance of cross-border collaboration in the evolving world of financial technology and digital payment solutions.

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