Expanding Trade and Cultural Links includes forewords from HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Foreign Trade; The Hon. Simon Crean MP, Australia’s Minister for Trade; HE Jeremy Bruer, Australian Ambassador to the UAE; and HE Dr Saeed Mohammaed Al-Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Australia.
The book project, which was itself a collaboration between the two countries, is also endorsed by prominent individuals such as HH Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahayan, UAE Federal Minister for Higher Education; HE Ahmed Shabeeb Al Dhaheri, First Deputy Speaker of the UAE Federal National Council; Dr Glen Simpson, Chairman of the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR); and others.
Key companies in the bilateral relationship such as Etihad Airways, Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum Investment Groups, Leighton-Al Habtoor Group, Emirates Airlines, Toll Asia, Nakhell, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority and many others are profiled in the book.
According to Jaqui Lane, Chief Executive Officer, Focus, “Australia-UAE: Expanding Trade and Cultural Links provides an up-to-date analysis of the evolving trade relations between Australia and the UAE, and presents each country with various opportunities through which they can proactively work together to shape the future of both countries.”
The book also highlights opportunities that exist to further develop the trade relationship between Australia and the UAE. “The publication will undoubtedly aid in the mutual understanding and open new gateways for a strong, lasting partnership,” said HE Dr Saeed Mohammed Al-Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Australia.
UAE is Australia’s second-largest trading partner in the Middle East. The successful trade relationship between the two countries is increasing constantly and there are more than 300 Australian-owned companies operating in the UAE, covering a wide range of business.
“The two economies are highly complementary and demonstrate excellent growth and exciting prospects,” said Dr Glen Simpson, Chair, Council for Australian-Arab Relations.
“The UAE provides an exemplary investment environment and a strategic geographic position as a hub for international trade and commerce throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council’s member states; indeed all seven emirates deliver a highly compelling offer for Australian companies looking to expand in the region,” said HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Foreign Trade.
Jaqui Lane anticipates that Australia-UAE: Expanding Trade and Cultural Links will be an effective marketing tool through which Australian-based companies can boost their profile within the UAE, and vice versa.
“Australia-UAE: Expanding Trade and Cultural Links” is an example of the power of books. Not only has it been endorsed by some of the most powerful individuals managing trade relations between the two countries, it will also be seen and read by key decision makers, making it an effective tool through which businesses can communicate with these high-profile,” said Jaqui Lane.
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