Wed 30-03-2022 22:34 PM
DUBAI, 30th March, 2022 (WAM) -- Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and Chairman of the Exports Executive Committee of the Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX), today met with a Tanzanian delegation led by Dr. Philip Isdor, Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, to discuss the enhancement of UAE-Tanzania bilateral relations.
On the sidelines of the eighth session of the World Government Summit 2022 (WSG2022) at Expo 2020 Dubai, the meeting was also attended by Mabrouk Mabrouk, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, and Khalil Al Mansoori, Acting Director-General of ADEX.
Commenting on ADEX’s interest to explore trade and economic opportunities with Tanzania, Al Suwaidi said, "The meeting provided a great opportunity for us to join forces with the UAE’s partner countries and discuss collaborative opportunities that serve the common interests of both sides. Our partnership is especially important considering the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic repercussions and its impact on international trade."
For his part, Dr. Philip Isdor highlighted the deep relations between the UAE and Tanzania, noting Tanzania’s interest to broaden its cooperation with the UAE on all fronts, saying that such a partnership will be pivotal to his country’s economic and development programs. He also stressed the importance of building a more robust collaboration with ADEX and capitalising on its financing solutions.
Al Mansoori commented, "Our meeting with the Tanzanian delegation served as the key to exploring future opportunities and opening new channels for more vibrant trade and economic activities. Tanzania offers broad investment and export opportunities, and we will look into all key prospects and remain committed to offering our financing solutions to relevant Tanzanian companies that will help boost the UAE’s exports and increase our country’s access to Tanzania and other major African markets."
During the visit, the Tanzanian delegation was also briefed on ADEX’s financing solutions offered to importers of UAE goods and services from both the public and private sectors. They also acknowledged ADEX strategic objectives and vision that are in line with the UAE’s economic diversification and sustainable development strategies.