Mar 12, 2020

The «Business Russia» Ambassador to the UAE Maksim Zagornov held a meeting with the UAE Ambassador to Russia H.E. Maadad Hareb Alkhyeli

On March 11, the «Business Russia» Ambassador to the UAE Maksim Zagornov held a meeting with the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Russia H.E. Maadad Hareb Alkhyeli in Moscow. The sides discussed issues of interaction aimed at strengthening the business cooperation between the countries and expressed the great interest in the development of partnership relations.

As noted by the UAE Ambassador to Russia H.E. Maadad Hareb Alkhyeli during the meeting, the United Arab Emirates and Russia associate active political, trade and economic contacts, delegation exchange, tourism. Today, the volume of trade between the UAE and the Russian Federation is about 1.7 billion dollars, but this figure, of course, does not meet the requests of both countries. This year Dubai will host the World EXPO 2020 exhibition, which will serve as a catalyst for launching many joint projects. As Mr. Ambassador noted, a delegation from Russia is also expected to the UAE.

«We see contributing to the promotion of Russian companies to the Emirates market as one of our tasks, and we are ready to cooperate in this direction with your organization. Together we can achieve a significant growth in the trade turnover between Russia and the UAE, as small enterprises of your country play a big role in this process, said H.E. Maadad Hareb Alkhyeli.

Maksim Zagornov stressed that «Business Russia» companies today show great interest in approaching the Emirates' market. Informational and organizational assistance in this process is provided by the Office of the «Business Russia» Ambassador to the UAE. Only the past two years the Memorandums of Understanding have been signed with the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. Agreements on establishment of the joint Russian-Emirati enterprises have been reached with the free economic zone KIZAD. Today the Russian competences in the field of energy, oil and gas equipment, IT, food industry are in high demand in the UAE.

«The «Business Russia» companies perceive the UAE as the most promising region for development of export projects, as a friendly country, as a country of great opportunities» - said Maksim Zagornov.

«As the representatives of the UAE governmental authorities, we are ready to clear a path for business. We see great prospects in cooperation with small and medium-sized businesses of your country. We are ready to support you, and we want to see successful results of our interaction.» - assured H.E. Maadad Hareb Alkhyeli in the end of the meeting.

The parties agreed to establish effective information cooperation and, in general, to promote the entry of the Russian companies into the Emirati market through joint efforts. Maksim Zagornov invited Mr. Ambassador on a return visit to the headquarters of the «Business Russia» in Moscow and to visit a number of public projects of the organization.