UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade promotes trade agenda during visit to Florida


Minister Al Zeyoudi meet Broward County Mayor Michael Udine, ft. Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, Miramar Mayor wayne messamand president of Miami Dade County Board of Commissioners Jose “Pepe” Diaz.

The leaders discussed ways to improve collaboration between the UAE and Florida, with a focus on investment, tourism, urban planning and health. These meetings follow a delegation in March by Florida mayors to Sharjah, Abu Dhabiand dubai where they engaged with the UAE business community and attended Expo 2020 Dubai closing events, including visiting the US Pavilion.

Florida is the commercial gateway to the Americas and the United Arab Emirates is at the crossroads of world trade. It makes perfect sense for the Emirates to develop close ties with this economically dynamic region,” said UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade, HE Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi. “The United Arab Emirates was delighted to host several delegations from Florida mayors recently and we remain committed to expanding economic partnership opportunities here. »

In Miami and Fort LauderdaleMinister Zeyoudi attended high-level business development and networking events and meetings organized by the United States-UAE Business Council, the International Trade Consortium (ITC), Business Floridaa public-private partnership promoting economic development Floridaand eMerge Americas, a settlement-focused organization Miami as the technological hub of the Americas.

In 2021, Florida exported to $1 billion of goods to the United Arab Emirates, making it one of the top 10 exporting states to the Emirates. These exports supported approximately 6,000 jobs in the United States. The UAE also exported over $180 million of goods to Florida that same year.

During Miami Mayor Frances Suarez’s visit to the United Arab Emirates in March, he signed a twinning agreement with HE Abdulla Al Basti, Secretary General of the Executive Council of dubaideepening the links between the cities of dubai and Miami. Crown Prince of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended this signing ceremony.

In July 2021Emirates Airline launched its first-ever passenger service between dubai and Miamiopening new business and leisure opportunities between the United Arab Emirates and South Florida. Emirates also flew to Orlando since 2015, and he previously served South Florida via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport from 2016 to 2020.

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SOURCE Embassy of the United Arab Emirates


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