Abu Dhabi Chamber hosts trade delegation from Ireland
Ibrahim Al-Mahmoud, first deputy chairman of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, welcomed the delegation with a speech about strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.
“Ireland was successful in building an economy that is based on knowledge and in developing a number of sectors such as IT, biology, food and tourism, and in attracting foreign direct investments,” Al-Mahmoud said. “These are the same sectors which the plans and strategies of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 looks towards improving. Thus, we are very determined to benefit from your experiences in building a knowledge-based economy through cooperating with Irish companies specialized in knowledge and advanced technologies.”
For his part, Flanagan pointed to strong economic relations between the two regions that goes back 40 years. He called upon Emirati businesses to boost their investments in Ireland, emphasizing his country’s commitment to sustainable development.
Patrick Hennessy, ambassador of Ireland to the UAE, and Dr. Al-Taher Al-Kindi, second deputy chairman of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, also attended the meeting.