NICOSIA, 23rd June, 2023 (WAM) — Saeed Mubarak Al Hajri, Assistant Minister of Economic and Trade Affairs, met with President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos H. Ristodolidus.
Hajri conveyed to President Christodulides the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, as well as wishes for further development and prosperity to the Republic of Cyprus and its people.
President Christodolides conveyed his greetings to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and wished the UAE government and people further development and prosperity.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed potential investment and business cooperation opportunities in various fields such as renewable energy, infrastructure, tourism, SMEs, healthcare, innovation, research and development, etc.
In addition, Al Hajeri participated in bilateral consultations with Presidential Deputy Minister Irene Piki; Constantino Combos, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Giorgos Papanastasiou, Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry; Philippos Hadjizacharias, Undersecretary for Research, Innovation and Digital Policy; George Panteli, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance.
The consultations focused on efforts to strengthen economic, trade and investment cooperation in a range of areas of mutual interest, and to support business-to-business engagement, particularly in cutting-edge and emerging sectors.
Commenting on the visit, Al Hajeri said: “Cyprus is an important market for UAE companies. This visit takes place within the framework of the strong and constructive relationship between the UAE and the Republic of Cyprus and the joint efforts of our two countries to increase investment and economic exchanges. The economic importance of the two countries continues to grow and significant progress has been made in some important areas. Companies and investors in the UAE and Cyprus are keen to support the economic aspirations for the common good of the two countries and their peoples. Benefit.”
The UAE delegation included Mohamed Saif Al Shehhi, UAE Ambassador to Cyprus; Ayesha Alsuwaidi, Director of European Affairs; Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi, CEO, Mubadala Real Estate and Infrastructure Investments; Ahmed Ali Al Shamsi, ADQ Portfolio and Management Director; Hasan Al Redaini, Head of Corporate Communications, ADQ; Mohammed Al Qassim, Regional Manager, Emirates Cyprus; and Ruben Ramalho, Deputy Senior Principal.