President Ivan Duque agreed, on Saturday, with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed, In Dubai, establish an operations center in Colombia, to be the main trading partner of the United Arab Emirates in America.
(Columbia Day advances at Expo Dubai.)
“We discussed how to turn Colombia into the main trading partner of the United Arab Emirates in America and we agreed to this by creating a hub that guarantees more investment and jobs,” Duque explained on his Twitter account after meeting bin Zayed, the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates, at the Dubai Expo.
Very happy to meet His Royal Highness, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, @BrothersBinZayed, with whom we document our close relationship that reaches the highest point. We expressed our interest in encouraging investment, environmental projects and the exchange of innovation and technology. pic.twitter.com/2yepf1TuwO
– Ivan Duque 🇨🇴 (IvanDuque) November 6, 2021
The Colombian president, who ended his second day of his official visit to the rich Arab country, added that his interlocutor expressed his interest in “Encouraging investment, environmental projects and exchanges in innovation and technology”.
And the official Emirates News Agency (WAM), indicated that in the meeting held at the UAE pavilion at Expo 2020, both leaders were. The two sides discussed the friendly relations and the level of joint cooperation between the two countries and the possibilities of developing them in various fields, especially investment, economy and tourism.
Duque arrived in Dubai last Thursday, after a tour to the United Kingdom and France, although he started his schedule of activities on Friday, With many interviews with local authorities, a forum with investors and a visit to the Colombian pavilion at Expo2020 in conjunction with the country’s National Day at the aforementioned event.
($70 million leaves ExpoDubái to the country for renewables).
The Colombian President’s visit to the Arab country, to which he arrived, accompanied by five ministers, is of a remarkable economic nature and the main objective of which is to attract investments to his country and enhance bilateral trade, which in 2019 amounted to 189.6 million dollars.
He confirmed on Friday that with Expo so far, Opened on October 1 with a year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Colombia has already secured investment pledges of more than $70 million.
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