Minister of Foreign Trade, Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, has met with Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment of Ireland, Arlene Isabel Foster, and her accompanying delegation, in which talks cantered on strengthening trade and investment relations between the UAE and Northern Ireland and eliminating barriers facing investors from both sides. They also discuss developing joint investment opportunities in unique sectors and adding value to their respective economic sectors.
During the meeting, which was also attended by British Consul General in Dubai, Ed Hobart, Sheikha Lubna underlined the UAE's keenness on strengthening its trade relations and expanding its levels of cooperation with Northern Ireland, emphasising the need to benefit from the legislative, investment and infrastructural facilitations that are offered in the UAE and the country's ideal geographic location, which could all benefit investors and companies from Northern Ireland. She also discussed the establishment of projects of mutual interest in sectors such as renewable energy and in technical and environmentally friendly industries.
For her part, Forster stressed Northern Ireland's admiration of the UAE's developmental stride and its success in attaining advanced rankings in global competitive indexes and in creating an investment climate that is attracting investors from around the world, adding that many Northern Ireland investment entities are looking into strengthening ties with the UAE through expanding the scope of treaties and increasing the exchange of visits.
The meeting was also attended by Abdullah Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Trade, and other high ranking Ministry officials.