11 11 2018
Dubai will host a forum for cooperation between UAE and Caribbean from November 24 to 26. The Forum is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Chamber of Commerce of Dubai, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, with the participation of more than 100 senior government officials, business leaders and decision makers from the UAE and the Caribbean countries.
The Forum will include discussions, panel discussions and presentations in order to identify the opportunities for a new partnership between the countries of the United Arab Emirates and the countries of the Caribbean, and will strongly focus on developing relations between the two countries on trade, investment, development and culture.
Cooperation and partnership
HE Reem Al Hashimi, State Minister for International Cooperation, confirmed that the UAE is continually progressing its course towards development and follows the footsteps of the late founder Sheik Zaed bin Sultan Al Nahian, and provide all forms of support and assistance to smaller happy communities around the world in order to provide them with support in achieving sustainable development goals.
The Forum presents examples of partnership and cooperation bridges that have been built over the past few years with the countries of the Caribbean, whose goals are to strengthen joint efforts to build a better world for future generations.
The United Arab Emirates and Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund, launched during Abu Dhabi's 2017 sustainability week, marks a milestone in bilateral relations between the two regions in all key sectors, in particular clean energy and infrastructure sectors, which are among the most important sectors of sustainable economic development .
"The Caribbean have enormous potential to promote trade with the GCC, the Middle East, Africa and Asia," said Hamad Buamim, Dubai's ambassador to Dubai. "The strategic position of the United Arab Emirates as the main re-export center provides Caribbean countries with easy access to these markets.
"The UAE provides a world-class infrastructure, a strong logistics experience, a business friendly environment for investors and an attractive free foreign investment zone, all of which are important advantages that can help Caribbean companies to expand their business and global investment."
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