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UAE, Belize sign bilateral trade deal

NEW YORK, October 3, 2015

The UAE said it has signed a bilateral trade agreement with Belize that will serve as a foundation to catalyse private sector investments from the UAE, as well as government-to-government funding.  

The agreement will also act as a catalyst for investments from the UAE and boost Belize's position as a Central American and the Caribbean regional energy leader, said Ali Alnaqbi, the founding chairman of Middle East Business Aviation Association (Mebaa).

These trade agreements will serve as a foundation to catalyze private sector investments from the UAE, as well as government-to-government investments.  

"The signing of the UAE-Belize agreement is a critical step in fulfilling the original vision of native Belizean Mike Usher, who always believed that his country was full of abundant natural resources," said Susan Morrice, the chairman and founder of Belize Natural Energy Limited (BNE).

"He also believed that through the BNE holistic business model, the economic benefits of those resources could be shared by all Belizeans and pave the way for a better Belize.  Since BNE first discovered commercial oil in 2005, we have always stayed true to that original BNE model and vision," stated Morrice.

"Through BNE director Josh Stewart, who resides in UAE, and the special relationship he has developed with his Emirati partner, Naqbi, BNE is now in an excellent position to continue to build out its vision," she said.

BNE model is integral in making today's historic milestone a reality, she added.

With its discovery of oil 10 years ago, Belize shares a similar vision with the vision of UAE's founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed, who believed that the discovery of oil was only the start of the ultimate economic success story for the country.

BNE believes that its country can emulate the UAE's vision and prominence in the Middle East, and achieve a similar success story, with the UAE providing the necessary financial and knowledge-based resources to achieve this vision.

The BNE vision is an important part of a growing public-private relationship, and the signing of these agreements between the UAE and Belize is the foundation from which the BNE vision for a better Belize will be realized.-TradeArabia News Service

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