Argentina celebrated its National Day at Expo 2020 Dubai, while the Emirati business sector explores investment opportunities in Argentina.
Argentina’s celebration of its National Day at Expo 2020 Dubai was attended by Santiago Andrés Cafiero, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Argentine Republic, and several officials from the United Arab Emirates and Argentina.
The celebration began on Tuesday, with a flag-raising ceremony for the United Arab Emirates and the Argentine Republic on the platform of nations in “Al Wasl Square” at the Expo 2020 Dubai site, and then speeches on this occasion. .
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, General Commissioner of Expo 2020 Dubai, welcomed Santiago Andrés Cafiero and said: “Argentina’s participation provides a glimpse of its unique identity, rich culture and wealth of natural resources, as well as its enormous potential in the fields of science, space, renewable energy and others, whose credit is due to the efforts of its creative people”, according to the Emirates News Agency.
“We see Argentina as a reliable partner in the South American region, and in this sense we aim to explore new cooperation frameworks between our two countries, and we hope to achieve more prosperity in our bilateral relations for the benefit and well-being of our two countries,” he added.
For his part, Santiago Andrés Cafiero congratulated the UAE for organizing the first international Expo to be held in the Middle East and pointed out that “organizing this world event in light of the repercussions of “Covid 19” was a light at the end of the tunnel.” “
The Argentine Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai introduces its visitors to sports, commercial, agricultural and renewable energy activities in Argentina, with a focus on technological aspects and the craftsmanship of goods, in which Argentines stand out.
The pavilion aims to bring Argentina’s potential closer to the world, which allows it to be a commercial and industrial partner with everyone.
National Days and Honor Days at Expo 2020 Dubai are occasions to celebrate each of the more than 200 international participants and highlight their cultures, achievements and showcase their pavilions and programmes.
Expo 2020 Dubai will continue until March 31 and the international event invites visitors from all over the world to participate in the creation of a new world in a celebration of creativity, innovation, progress and human culture.
The UAE business sector is exploring investment opportunities
For his part, Humaid Mohammed bin Salem, Secretary General of the Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry, praised the significant growth rates seen by the UAE business sector during the Expo 2020 Dubai period, and the measures adopted by the UAE to improve the business environment, stimulate foreign investors and create partnerships with active international partners.
In his opening speech at the “Explora Argentina” business forum, which was held this Tuesday at the Expo 2020 Dubai Business Communication Center, with the participation of Santiago Andrés Cafiero, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Argentine Republic, the pioneering role played by the Emirati private sector in sustainable development, which contributed to the progress of the UAE’s global competitiveness indicators.
He noted the enthusiasm of the UAE business sector to explore investment opportunities in the Argentine market, especially in the industry, agriculture, information technology and tourism sectors, as well as its aspirations to establish trade and investment partnerships. .
The “Explora Argentina” forum, which was attended by a large number of ministers, officials, representatives of government and private bodies, Emirati and Argentine businessmen, is one of the important economic events that allow exploring investment opportunities in various economic sectors in Argentina, the most important being energy, agriculture and tourism.
During the forum, Al Bawardi Investment Group was distinguished as one of the main Emirati companies that invest in Argentina, in addition to reviewing Argentina’s vision to attract foreign investment for the coming years.
It should be noted that the Federation of Chambers maintains a close relationship with the Argentine Federation of Industry since 2016.
The UAE has presented the world with an inspiring model
For his part, Dr. Gerardo Zamora, Governor of the Argentine province of Santiago del Estero, stressed that his country and the United Arab Emirates have solid strategic relations that are undergoing continuous development in various fields, especially in the economic, investment and commercial.
Zamora, who is leading an Argentine trade delegation on an official visit to the United Arab Emirates, said in an interview with the Emirates News Agency, that the United Arab Emirates is one of the important countries on the world investment and trade map, with its resources, a flexible business environment, and a unique geographic location that makes it an important destination for investors from all over the world.
The Governor of Santiago del Estero expressed his country’s aspirations to strengthen cooperative relations with the UAE and achieve a comprehensive strategic partnership that encompasses all fields and sectors in the face of growing trade and investment activities between the two friendly countries.
He expressed his great admiration for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, for what it represents as an outstanding economic model to be emulated globally, and the pioneering and impressive achievements that the Emirate has achieved in various fields and sectors, and the progress and development to that aspires improve their position in the world.
Zamora stated that the visit of the Argentine trade delegation to the UAE coincides with his country’s celebrations for its National Day at Expo 20230 Dubai, which represents a source of pride and embodies the depth of relations between Argentina and the UAE, which has with the sponsorship of the leaders. of the two friendly countries.
He explained that the UAE has provided the world with an inspiring model by hosting 192 countries from around the world, strengthening international cooperation to discuss global challenges facing humanity, and developing innovative solutions for them with the participation of all, inaugurating a new phase of cooperation. and human solidarity to achieve global stability and prosperity.
He noted that his country’s delegation, which is visiting the United Arab Emirates, is currently seeking to improve the prospects for cooperation between the two countries by holding a series of meetings and strategic encounters that will define the characteristics of future cooperation, especially trade and investment.
He added that the delegation includes representatives from the northern zone of Argentina, which constitutes almost a third of the area of the Argentine State, with a population of 10 million, and with gigantic export and production capacities ranging from mining, hydrocarbons, agribusiness, agriculture, livestock and cotton.
He said that the province of Santiago del Estero is working logistically with the national federal government, and that the province is proceeding to establish a development agency to support all entrepreneurs who want to join the business activity in Argentina, in addition to investors who want to invest in our country to provide them with the necessary support and credits for this. We chose the UAE in the first place to take advantage of the available business and investment opportunities and to work together through a joint investment model that enhances the process of sustainable development in the two countries.