Abu Dhabi: Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, the UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Trade, has attended a series of high-level meetings with global ministers on the fourth day of the 8th World Investment Forum (WIF).
The Minister emphasized the UAE’s dedication to fostering long-term, sustainable growth through trade and investment
The biennial event organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is being hosted in Abu Dhabi between October 16 to 20, 2023.
Discussions during meetings with Mr. Lemrabott Ould Bennahi, the Minister of Trade, Industry, Handicrafts, and Tourism for Mauritania; Mr. Serge Gnaniodem Poda, Minister of Industrial Development, Commerce, Handicrafts, and SMEs for Burkina Faso; Dr. Marie Christine Dorine Chukowry, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Protection for Mauritius; and Hon. Mr. Alexandre Dias Monteiro, Minister of Industry, Commerce, and Energy for Cabo Verde, highlighted the increasing significance of Africa in the UAE’s economic investment strategy, particularly in the energy, logistics, and food security sectors.
“The UAE has a long-standing belief that foreign trade and investment are major drivers of sustainable economic development, industrial productivity, and knowledge sharing. In my meetings with ministers this week, I have sought to strengthen ties with partners who share our vision of creating new corridors of opportunity between Asia, Africa, and South America and stimulate flows of capital, whether financial, technological, or human,” Mr. Al Zeyoudi remarked.
“We found many areas of mutual benefit, and I look forward to continuing these conversations to secure a prosperous and equitable future for us all,” Mr. Al Zeyoudi added.
The 8th edition of the World Investment Forum, which is organized under the theme ‘Investing in Sustainable Development’, brings together more than 9,000 government officials, decision-makers, business leaders, and investors from 155 countries to discuss key issues including climate action, clean energy, health care, and food security.