Sheikh Mohammed meets Presidents of Senegal and Sierra Leone

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and the Senegalese President discussed new avenues to boost bilateral relations and enhance the strategic partnership between their two countries…reports Asian Lite News

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on Thursday met with President Macky Sall of Senegal during his visit to the country’s Pavilion at Expo 2020.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid was accompanied by Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council; Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; and Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Director-General of Expo 2020 Dubai.

Sheikh Mohammed meets Presidents of Senegal and Sierra Leone

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and the Senegalese President discussed new avenues to boost bilateral relations and enhance the strategic partnership between their two countries.

They also exchanged perspectives on accelerating global recovery from the pandemic.

The two leaders toured Senegal’s Pavilion at Expo 2020, located in the Mobility District, which highlights the country’s history, traditions, dynamic multi-lingual population, and its ambitious future plans.

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H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid also met with Julius Maada Bio, President of Sierra Leone during his visit to the country’s Pavilion located at the Opportunity District at Expo 2020, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; and Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy.

The two leaders exchanged views on strengthening bilateral relations and identifying areas of cooperation to promote growth, and later toured the Sierra Leone Pavilion, which showcases the country’s tourism, agriculture, education and mining sectors, among others.

His Highness expressed his appreciation for the development efforts of African countries, and expressed the hope that Expo 2020 Dubai will help reinforce ties between the UAE and the African continent.

Sheikh Mohammed meets Presidents of Senegal and Sierra Leone

UAE-Senegal joint business council

The United Arab Emirates and Senegal have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at establishing a joint Emirati-Senegalese business council.

In the presence of President Macky Sall of Senegal and on the sidelines of the Expo 2020 Dubai, the MoU was signed by Abdullah Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Chamber, and by Aba Traore and Elimane LAM on behalf of the Consortium of Employer’s Unions of Senegal.

On this occasion, Al Mazrouei highlighted the interest of Emirati businessmen to learn about the investment opportunities in Senegal and that of the Federation of UAE Chambers to boost cooperation with the private sector in the two friendly countries.

He added that the UAE Chambers are willing to assist business owners and investors from Senegal who wish to establish direct or joint projects in the UAE, as well as supporting them for the successful investments and partnerships that already exist between Emirati and Senegalese companies.