Dubai and Frankfurt sign MoU

DUBAI — Dubai and Frankfurt yesterday decided to expand bilateral relations between the two cities in the areas of trade, economy, future technologies, tourism, medicine, education and culture.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 3 Feb 2005, 9:30 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:27 PM

This came in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the two cities following two days of talks between government officials from both cities and top company executives, businessmen and investors from the German City who were on a two-day visit to the emirate.

Qassim Sultan, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, and Petra Roth, Mayor of Frankfurt, signed the MoU yesterday at the Municipality headquarters.

Sultan said the letter would be the first step towards establishing closer relations between the two cities and he hoped that this would finally lead to a full-fledged twinning agreement between them.

“Today, as we sign this MoU, I am hopeful that this would enhance our relations in a way that is mutually beneficial to both our cities,” said Sultan.

Roth said the MoU would initially involve exchange of visits by students, tourists and businessmen in order to have a people-to-people relation in every field. Both Dubai and Frankfurt have several things in common, that can be further explored and effectively applied in enhancing the existing relations. She noted that her accompanying delegation, which included CEOs of top companies, financiers and businessmen in Frankfurt, had known Dubai closely and had held discussions with top officials and businessmen in the emirate.

“I hope that a similar delegation from Dubai would soon visit Frankfurt and would get to know the city from close. This would facilitate further exchange of investments and trade between the two cities,” she said.

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