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UAE, Greece aim to enhance trade ties

DUBAI, October 16, 2016

The UAE and Greece promoted the development of bilateral economic and trade relations during a recent event held in Athens, which was attended by a senior UAE delegation.

A senior UAE delegation recently visited Athens, and attended the UAE – Greece Business Forum, as part of its visit, said a statement.

The forum, which was organised by the UAE Ministry of Economy in cooperation with the Greek Ministry of Economy, discussed ways to enhance cooperation in infrastructure, logistics, tourism, agriculture, food industry and energy sectors, with focus on the most prominent offered investment opportunities and the areas available to investors and businessmen so as to develop partnerships that serve the development goals of the two countries, it added.

The UAE delegation headed by Engineer Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, it said.

Al Mansoori chaired the forum along with George Stathakis, Greek Economy, Development and Shipping Minister; in the presence of Sultan Mohammad Majid Ali, UAE Ambassador to Greece and a high-level group of representatives of government entities and the private sector from both sides, it stated.

The UAE delegation included Engineer Mohammed Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Economic Affairs; Juma Mohammed Al Kait, UAE assistant undersecretary for Foreign Trade; and Mohammed Nasser Hamdan Al Zaabi, director of the Trade Promotion Department and Investment Department at MoE, said a statement.

The forum was also attended by Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the DP World Group; Marwan Al Serkal, CEO of the Sharjah Investment and Development (Sunrise); and Eng Saed Al Awadi, CEO of Dubai Export Development; Khadim Abdullah Darie, vice chairman, agricultural phenomenon Inc; and Khamis Juma Bu Amim, a member of the board of directors and managing director and CEO of the group of Gulf Navigation Holding; Juma Obaid Mubarak, group chief executive of Mubarak Marinel, along with several other representatives of parties and organisations from various economic sectors.

Engineer Al Mansoori stressed the keenness of the UAE to promote economic and trade relations with Greece, especially in light of the historical ties of friendship between the two countries.

He also pointed out to the UAE's commitment to support all forms of cooperation in order to uplift the economic relations and trade exchange with Greece, which accounted $270 million in 2015.

Additionally, Al Mansoori also held a meeting with Yannis Dragasakis, Vice President of Greece, during which the two sides discussed areas for cooperation in the next stage and different ways to deepen economic ties in other sectors of common interest, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service

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