Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The Deputy Chairperson of the Commission meets with the Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  2014: The Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E Erastus Mwencha, received H.E. Eng. Sultan Bin Saeed AI Masnoori, Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at his office today to discuss possible areas of cooperation.

The visit was part of an African Tour undertaken by the UAE Delegation of 50 people businessmen, aimed at reinforcing economic relations with the Continent, whereas Sultan Bin Saeed AI Masnoori, stressed the importance his country attaches to its relationship and cooperation with Africa in all areas. The UAE wishes to strengthen its business ties with AU Member States, through experience sharing in the fields of infrastructure, trade, Small and Medium Enterprise development using a transfer of technology, all aimed at increasing regional trade.

On behalf of the AUC, the Deputy Chairperson welcomed and congratulated H.E. Eng. Sultan Bin Saeed AI MAsnoori and his delegation for the excellent initiative to visit Africa that will no doubt boost the existing Business cooperation already underway with UAE. He also indicated that the African Union Commission greatly appreciates such ventures along with bringing support to the continent in areas where it has more experience and skills.