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VP discusses trade ties with African leaders

Issac John /Dubai
Filed on November 18, 2019
HIGH ON AGENDA: Sheikh Mohammed received Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe, in Dubai on Monday. The two leaders reviewed bilateral relations and discussed ways of bolstering cooperation. - Wam

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday met leaders of several African nations on the sidelines of the Global Business Forum (GBF) on Africa 2019 in Dubai.

Sheikh Mohammed received Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe, at the forum, which was organised by the Dubai Chamber at Madinat Jumeirah, and reviewed bilateral relations and ways of bolstering cooperation, especially in the investment field.

In another meeting, Sheikh Mohammed exchanged talks with Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, Prime Minister of Mozambique, on cooperation between the UAE and Mozambique and means of enhancing them in various fields, including investment, trade exchange and infrastructure investment in the African nation.

The Vice-President also received Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda, to review bilateral relations and to seek new horizons for building investment partnerships between the two countries, especially in Uganda's infrastructure sector.

In the afternoon, Sheikh Mohammed received President George Weah of Liberia, and discussed ways to further develop friendly relations and cooperation between the UAE and Liberia. The meeting also explored ways to build bridges of communication between the two countries and build investment and economic partnerships to achieve the common interests of the two peoples.

Sheikh Mohammed visited a side-exhibition of the GBF. He was briefed about the representative offices launched by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in several African capitals and in cities in China and Latin America and their role in promoting the UAE, especially Dubai and the logistical facilitation it provides, as well as its strategic location and business environment. 
- issacjohn@khaleejtimes.com

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Issac John

Editorial Director of Khaleej Times, is a well-connected Indian journalist and an economic and financial commentator. He has been in the UAE's mainstream journalism for 35 years, including 23 years with Khaleej Times. A post-graduate in English and graduate in economics, he has won over two dozen awards. Acclaimed for his authentic and insightful analysis of global and regional businesses and economic trends, he is respected for his astute understanding of the local business scene.


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