DP World, Madives discuss ways to enhance relations
Dubai, July 1, 2014
The DP World chairman and the Maldivian President discussed potential areas of co-operation and ways in which economic relations could be enhanced to higher levels recently.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, DP World chairman met President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and Minister of Economic Development Mohammed Saeed, during a visit to Malé.
The meeting provided an opportunity to brief the ministers on DP World’s various developmental initiatives around the world and exchange views on ways in which the company may be able to assist the Maldivian government in implementing its large-scale developmental projects, said a statement.
Maldives has recorded remarkable economic growth over the past two decades attracting foreign investment and trade, it said.
Dubai trade with Maldives registered a growth of 18 per cent during 2013 to reach Dh296.4 million compared with Dh251.4 million in 2012, it added.
“The Maldives have tremendous potential for growth and there is a close relationship between our two countries. I am honoured to have had this opportunity to discuss how the relationship between our countries can be further strengthened for the benefit of the Maldives and Dubai,” said Sulayem. - TradeArabia News Service