Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development – Government of Dubai has been announced as a strategic partner of Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed to enhance business and trade between the two countries.
The signing ceremony was attended by Engineer Saed Al Awadi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Exports and Henri Baissas, Deputy CEO of Business France ; in presence of H.E Michel Miraillet, Ambassador of France to the UAE, Marc Cagnard, Business France Director in the Middle East, Sophia Salmi, Head of Agribusiness Department.
The MoU was signed on the French pavilion at Gulfood trade show this Sunday, 21st of February to establish a framework of cooperation in order to develop and strengthen links in the field of trade promotion between Dubai & France.
Eng. Al Awadi said: « We are delighted to work closely with a French government agency such as Business France to enhance businesses in the UAE. We welcome this very fruitful partnership to begin a long run relationship and to extend French presence in Dubai and the UAE ».
Henri Baissas commented: « France UAE relations date back to the founding of the federation in 1971. The leadership of the UAE and France are committed to supporting and strengthening bilateral relations for the benefit of both countries. We are honored to work closely with Dubai Exports to improve the exchange of experiences and expertise and boost export growth from Dubai as well as French exports ».
The signing of this MoU reflects both parties’ commitment to reinforce ties between France and UAE. Dubai Exports and Business France will form a team to manage their upcoming joint projects, such as improve joint trade events and activities participation.