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Empower discusses US-UAE trade ties with US CG

Meeting aimed at bolstering bilateral trade and increase investment

| | Jan 9, 2014 | 6:20 pm
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Meeting aimed at bolstering bilateral trade and increase investment

Empower, in an official communiqué, announced  receiving the US Consul General, His Excellency Robert Waller, in a move to further boost US-UAE trade relations.

Both parties discussed the need for boosting cooperation and exchanging expertise within the energy and industrial sectors in the UAE and the US, the communique said, and added that apart from promoting US exports to the UAE, the aim of the meeting was to discuss ways of increasing UAE investment in the US and bolstering bilateral trade.

Accompanied by Robert Bannerman, Foreign Commercial Attaché at the US Consulate in Dubai, Waller praised Dubai’s development as a global business hub, and described the Emirate as a business model for the entire Middle East region, due to the long-term vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Empower revealed.

“The meeting between Empower and the US Consular team proved to be inspirational and further strengthened the already strong trade relations between our two countries, particularly in the areas of sustainability and energy efficiency,” said Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO, Empower. “With Empower being the first Middle Eastern board member of the International District Energy Association and in light of Dubai being elected as host city of the World Expo 2020, this meeting between the US Consul delegation and the Empower team has significant strategic value,” he added.

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