H.H. Sheikh Mohammed meets Spanish PM at Expo 2020

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today held talks with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The meeting was held in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.

The discussion touched on the prospects of enhancing cooperation in various fields, especially business and investment.

The leaders also discussed regional and global topics of mutual interest, and global efforts to accelerate economic recovery.

Sheikh Mohammed commended the deep historical ties between the UAE and Spain, and the country’s keenness to further strengthen bilateral relations.

His Highness said that Spain’s participation in Expo 2020 provides an opportunity to explore prospects for expanding collaboration, mainly in economic and technological fields, as well as enhance cultural and knowledge exchange.

He also highlighted the UAE’s keenness to provide a conducive environment for investments as part of its economic approach that is based on openness, which is a key pillar of the UAE’s foreign policy.

Sanchez expressed Spain’s desire to further strengthen bilateral relations in the years ahead.

He also highlighted the positive and influential role played by the UAE both regionally and globally and praised its unique development model.

The meeting was also attended by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee; and His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, along with other senior officials from both nations.

Sheikh Mohammed and Sanchez witnessed the signing of several agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in diverse areas including industry, technology, climate change, education, health and information security.

There are more than 200 Spanish companies operating across various sectors in the UAE.

The value of trade between the two countries exceed AED 7.7 billion.

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