Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 1 hour, 9 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
UAE keen to strengthen global relations
August 30, 2018
 Print    Send to Friend

HANOI: Dr Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, headed the UAE delegation to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, to participate in the 3rd Indian Ocean Conference, held under the theme ‘Strengthening Regional Relations’.

The two-day conference that concluded on Aug.28, drew the participation of representatives of 43 participating countries and 28 ministers and served as a global platform for countries to exchange their experiences and discuss the economic and strategic importance of the Indian Ocean region. This year’s conference focused on strengthening strategic international cooperation and developing governance mechanisms.

In his keynote speech, Dr Al Zeyoudi said: “Being at the centre of the world, the Indian Ocean is set to become one of the world’s most strategic bodies of water, driving global economic growth and prosperity. The rising energy demand in the Indian Ocean region has resulted in increased energy supplies from the Gulf region to Asia through Indian Ocean shipping routes.

“More broadly, exports from Asian economies are expected to rise from 17 per cent in 2010 to 28 per cent in 2030, further indicating the economic vitality of the region. Hence, the importance of collaboration and cooperation among countries in the Indian Ocean is clear to us in the UAE.”

Dr Al Zeyoudi said that the UAE has developed as a free trade hub for Asia, Africa and Europe, and provides a gateway to the Middle East. He noted that the Indian Ocean covers a vital role in the UAE’s economic diversification and transformation plan and stressed that it is crucial that the Indian Ocean remains a truly global ocean of free trade, navigation and cooperation.

The UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment highlighted some of the important work that the UAE has been conducting to enhance regional stability and cooperation.

He said: “The UAE is committed to addressing climate change and environmental sustainability and is leading the way by setting ambitious national plans to mitigate and adapt to climate change in cooperation with key stakeholders and partners, including business.

WAM

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
SEED Group ties up with WTS Dhruva to assist in VAT compliance
DUBAI: SEED Group, a conglomerate of diversified companies, owned and operated by The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, has announced a partnership agr..
French firm chooses Dubai for global expansion
DUBAI: SIACI SAINT HONORE, provider of insurance brokerage and consulting services, known locally under the name of Alpha Lloyds & MSH, inaugurated their offices on Wedne..
UAE-India business conference next month
DUBAI: The 3rd edition of UAE-India business conference, ‘MahaBiz 2018’, will be held in Dubai from Oct.12-13. The conference is one of the most awaited events in the reg..
Brazilian firm forays into UAE market
Dubai: O Boticário, the largest fragrance player in Brazil with more than 4,000 stores around the world, is all set to foray into the UAE market by opening the first inte..
Brazil beef exports to Arab region up 15.8%
DUBAI: The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) said that Brazil exported $514 million worth of beef during this year’s first seven months compared with the same per..
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright