UAE and Slovenia explore economic relations & trade exchanges

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Mr. Zdravko Počivalšek & Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi at the meeting

UAE Ministry of State for Foreign Trade held a bilateral meeting with Slovenia, to discuss strengthening economic relations and enhancing trade exchanges.

The meeting witnessed discussions on expanding economic cooperation, and the opening of direct channels of communication between the UAE private sector and its Slovenian counterpart.

In addition, both parties explored means to develop the volume of intraregional trade and double the movement of imports and exports in vital sectors of common interest, apart from the diversification of qualitative and future investments over the coming period.

These investments will be focused on the health, logistics, information and communication technology, eCommerce, tourism, real estate activities, financial services and insurance, and agricultural technology sectors. Furthermore, the discussions covered ways to improve air connectivity between the two countries by increasing the number of direct flights.

Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, underlined the strength of the UAE-Slovenia growing economic partnership and the importance of enhancing economic cooperation through the Joint Economic Committee and the agreements signed between the two friendly countries.

Mr. Al Zeyoudi pointed out the importance of Expo 2020 Dubai in strengthening economic cooperation for all participating countries in general. The Slovenian business community will be able to take advantage of the golden opportunity offered by the Expo and build fruitful partnerships for the future.

Mr. Zdravko Počivalšek, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Technology of Slovenia, praised the excellent organization of Expo 2020 Dubai, highlighting his country’s active participation in the global event, with its pavilion organizing more than 11 conferences and business forums during this period.

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