(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The delegation met with dubai chamber officials and the meeting provided a platform for the visitors to meet representatives of the local business community.
the dubai chamber of commerce and industry on sunday welcomed a high-profile delegation of 30 slovak ministers and private sector representatives led by miroslav lajcak deputy prime minister and minister of foreign and european affairs of the republic of slovakia to discuss potential areas of collaboration between the two nations.
the delegation met with dubai chamber officials and the meeting provided a platform for the visitors to meet representatives of the local business community.
abdul rahman saif al ghurair chairman of the dubai chamber received the delegation saying dubai is an ideal business hub with excellent connections to markets across the middle east africa and asia. the emirate’s economy is growing and is open to overseas investment thus offering excellent opportunities for slovak companies to set up base here.
“trade is a pillar of dubai’s economy and an important measure of our international partners as we saw dubai’s relationship with the slovak republic strengthened last year. the total non-oil trade with the country grew by four per cent from a value of dh740 million in 2012 to dh772 million in 2013” al ghurair said. he also said that the slovak republic is dubai’s 102nd-largest trade partner and presently the dubai chamber has five slovak companies among its members. “but we hope that this number will increase in line with stronger cooperation in the future.”
“we see potential for increased cooperation between dubai and the slovak republic in business investment trade and tourism and this visit by the high-profile delegation from the country will lead to strengthened bilateral relations in the long run.”
lajcak said that dubai is a strategic and serious partner for his country and this visit by the slovak ministerial and business delegation will start a new phase in the bilateral relationship of the two countries.