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UAE, Poland discuss enhancing economic ties
(Staff Report) / 7 February 2013
DUBAI — UAE Minister of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri held a meeting with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk after arriving in Warsaw on Wednesday for the first Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation between the UAE and Poland, which coincided with the launch of Emirates airline’s direct flight between Dubai and the Polish capital of Warsaw.
The meeting was also attended by Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Emirates airline and Chief Executive of the Emirates Group; Asem Mirza Al Rahma, Ambassador of the UAE to Poland; Mohammed Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Shehhi, Undersecretary at the UAE Ministry of Economy; and other dignitaries.
Shaikh Ahmed conveyed the greetings of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to the Polish Prime Minister. Tusk also asked Shaikh Ahmed to convey his good wishes to Shaikh Mohammed and the UAE.
Expressing appreciation over the development of UAE-Poland relations, Shaikh Ahmed pointed out that Warsaw is the first new destination for Emirates in 2013 and its 129th route.
Al Mansouri discussed with the Polish Prime Minister ways of strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries, especially in the area of economic cooperation and creation of investment opportunities. He said the UAE-Poland bilateral trade reached $400 million in 2011 and is expected to be $500 million in 2012.
“The first Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation between the UAE and Poland is a major milestone in the relationship between our countries. The UAE and Poland share common economic goals, particularly in our commitment to support and strengthen the private sector as an engine of growth. We look forward to utilising this opportunity to enhance the potential for improved business ties in areas of mutual interest,” Al Mansouri said.
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