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Andrew praises UAE-UK relations

posted on 17/02/2005: 757 views



Prince Andrew, Duke of York, lauded here yesterday, the strong and unique ties between UAE and the United Kingdom at all levels, describing the relations as historic. The words were expressed during a reception made for the Prince at the Businessmen Club here.



Andrew said that his visit to the UAE aimed at developing mechanisms for enhancing bilateral relations especially in area of trade, attraction of investments and boosting business opportunities in the UAE and particularly with Fujairah emirate.



He said Fujairah has become an important trade and tourism hub because of its economic structure, history and heritage in addition numerous economically feasible projects, adding that the emirate's imports from the UK have been registered at the value of 366 million Sterling Pounds by 17 percent increase, whereas Fujairah's exports to the UK amounted to 235 million Sterling Pounds.



Saeed Ali Khumas. chairman of Fujairah Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, said that the firm ties between both countries were established in the hands of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and that the UAE and Fujairah were hosting numerous British firms which have and are still effectively contributing to the enhancement of the economic movement in the country.



The meeting was attended by Sheikh Saleh bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Chairman of Fujairah Department of Industry, Sheikh Saif bin Hamed bin Saif Al Sharqi, Chairman of Fujairah Free Zone, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamed bin Saif Al Sharqi, Director of E-Government Department and a number of officials and businessmen. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)

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