Thu 08-11-2018 16:41 PM
ABU DHABI, 8th November, 2018 (WAM) — Jamal Saif Al Jarwan, Secretary-General of the UAE International Investors Council, said that the council’s participation in the Europe and Emirates Economic Forum aims to explore investment and trade opportunities.
During the forum, which began today in Warsaw, Al Jarwan said that the Polish economy, which is the world’s 24th leading economy with a growth rate of four percent this year, has many features that attract investments, especially in the food production and agricultural innovation sectors.
He added that the trade between the UAE and Poland witnessed growth in 2017, amounting to US$1.2 billion while pointing out that Poland believes that the UAE is the gateway to the Middle East, and the two countries have signed agreements and cooperation protocols to protect and ensure the transparency of their investment environments. The number of Polish tourists visiting the UAE increased to over 70,000 last year, he further added.
Al Jarwan noted that Polish trademarks registered with the Ministry of Economy number 129 brands, 16 commercial agencies and one Polish company, which are mainly in the areas of wholesale, retail trade, motor vehicle repair.
The forum is being held this year under the patronage of Andrzej Duda, President of Poland, to mark the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence.
Its programme will enable the council’s delegation to explore Poland’s expertise in advanced technologies, employing technology to develop production and food industries. It will also highlight the keenness of Polish companies to benefit from the UAE’s leadership in the areas of transport, logistics and investment.
The council’s members include many leading companies from the public and private sectors.
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