Expo 2020 Dubai will certainly provide an opportunity to take UAE-Africa relations to new heights, H.E. Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Participation and Director General of Exposition 2020 Dubai, informed delegates throughout a special address at the 4th Global Business Forum on Africa in Dubai.
The session was participated in by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; H.E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda; and H.E. Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda.
H.E. Al Hashimy highlighted the fact that the UAE and Africa share historical trade ties, and pointed out that the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE's Founding Father, travelled to Africa years ago to enhance political bonds that would certainly serve future generations.
"From those initial contacts, a young nation's vision, owned with decision by its management under His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has actually coalesced right into collective functioning partnerships that extend the continent of Africa and map a shared future," she stated.
H.E. Al Hashimy mentioned that the UAE is strategically located in between Africa and Asia where the fastest expanding economic climates of the world today could be located. She urged delegates to remain to work toward brand-new partnerships and relationships to make sure that the UAE and Africa could celebrate their joint success and build a heritage which future generations can be pleased with.
Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, the Fourth Global Business Forum on Africa began on Wednesday at Dubai's Madinat Jumeirah. The two-day event, organised by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will run till November 2nd, 2017.
Bearing the theme “Next Generation Africa”, the forum explores possibilities to enhance cooperation and boost trade and investment ties in between the Middle East and the African continent.
The Global Business Forum series, introduced by the Dubai Chamber of Business and Industry in 2013, concentrates on Africa, the Republic of Independent States (CIS) and Latin The U.S.A.. To date, the series has actually hosted 10 heads of state, 74 priests and very important people, and 5,400 execs, in addition to a host of influential decision manufacturers from 65 countries around the world.