Former Commonwealth of Independence States (CIS states) – Uzbekistan and Sverdlovsk – showed strong interest in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) pavilion at the Hannover Messe. Senior delegations from these regions to the pavilion will help to deepen the bilateral economic relations between the UAE, bringing closer cooperation between themselves with the Emirates.
Hannover, April 10, 2014 – Former Commonwealth of Independence States (CIS states) – Uzbekistan and Sverdlovsk – showed strong interest in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) pavilion at the Hannover Messe. Senior delegations from these regions to the pavilion will help to deepen the bilateral economic relations between the UAE, bringing closer cooperation between themselves with the Emirates.
On Thursday, 10 April, senior representatives of the Republic of Uzbekistan met with business leaders and government representatives from the United Arab Emirates. The Uzbek Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Durbek Amanov, spoke with Dr. Adeeb Alafifi, Director Foreign Trade and Export Support from the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development – who lead the UAE”s participation at the Messe – to discuss increasing mutual investments in both countries.
Ambassador Amanov commented that automobile production and tourism in particular presented good chances for cooperation, looking to expand its presence in the Middle East through Abu Dhabi. Dr. Alafifi expressed that both countries have excellent business opportunities to increase bilateral trade further. The Republic of Uzbekistan, rich in mineral resources such as gold, copper, uranium, silver, lead, zinc and rare minerals, is the third largest cotton exporter and fifth largest uranium producer in the world. Dr. Alafif and Dr. Amanov noted that there are further opportunities in these areas for more intensive cooperation also.
The delegation from the Russian region of Sverdlovsk, led by Vice Governor Alexey Orlov, also discussed areas for mutual collaboration. Sverdlovsk, which has its administrative center in Yekaterinburg, has a population of more than four million people and is a district which holds the largest population in the Asian part of Russia. The region is rich in mineral resources such as gold and platinum, and its most important economic activities are mining, engineering and metal processing.
UAE representatives also met with leaders of the city of Moscow with the Deputy Head of the Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship, Mikhail An, during Hannover Messe. The delegation from Moscow said that it was interested in selling to the UAE and were hoping to strengthen trade links with the UAE. The city’s share of the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country is 20 per cent, and represents 30 per cent of total retail trade. Economic growth is on average around ten per cent per year, whilst two-thirds of the total foreign investment in the Russian economy is in the capital.
The UAE extended invitations for official trade delegations from to attend the Emirates following the informal meetings on the sidelines of the exhibition – which is the seventh year the UAE returns to the world”s largest industrial fair.
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Auf der Hannover Messe präsentieren sich Firmen aus den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten aus Industrie, Handel, Pharmazie, Verkehr, Technologie und Umweltschutz, Freihandelszonen sowie das Wirtschaftsministerium und Investmentunternehmen. Ihre Produkte, Technologien und Dienstleistungen präsentieren folgende Firmen und Organisationen: Etihad Rail, Zonescorp, ADNOC, KIZAD, SENAAT, Department of Municipal Affairs, Abu Dhabi Chamber, QCC, Urban Planning Council, ADFCA, Industrial Development Bureau, Etihad Airways, Mubadala, Masdar, ATIC, SCAD, Khalifa Fund, ADCED, Ministry of Economy, Emirates Global Aluminum, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Department of Economic Development Ras Al Khaimah, RAK Free Trade Zone, Sharjah Economic Development Department, RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry, International Golden Group, Abu Dhabi Environment Protection Technology Factory, AM Marine Works, Al Ghurair Iron and Steel, Al Nasser Industrial Enterprises, Emirates AquaTech, Emirates Float Glass, Emirates Steel, Exeed Industries, Gulf Flour, Ittihad International Investment, Jindal Saw Group, Jopetwil Industrial Company, Mcwane, Neopharma und Tuboscope Manufacture.
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