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UAE Commercial Attaché participates in the Partnership Summit 2016

Mr. Ahmad Bin Harib Alfalahi, UAE Commercial Attaché to India, visited Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh from January 10 – 12 to participate in the “Partnership Summit 2016”.  This was the UAE Commercial Attaché’s first official visit to the State of Andhra Pradesh. The summit was held in cooperation with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

It was the 22nd edition of CII’s flagship annual event, and this year’s theme was ‘Partnership for a Shared and Sustainable World Economy’.

The Partnership Summit 2016 concluded with the signing of 331 MoUs which would lead to an investment of approximate USD 74 billion creating around 1 Million jobs. The three-day summit witnessed strong business participation of over 1500 delegates including 350 international delegates from 41 countries.

On the side-lines of the summit, UAE Commercial Attaché met the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh H.E. Nara Chandrababu Naidu. Representatives from DP World, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Anrak Aluminium Limited and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority were also present during the meeting.

Mr. Ahmad Alfalahi also held one – to – one meeting with Dr. Kambhampati Hari Babu, Member of Parliament from Visakhapatnam, and key representatives of three top Indian corporate houses; L&T, GMR infrastructure and ITC Group. Later he visited Visakha Container Terminal (VCTPL) at Visakhapatnam port manage by DP world jointly with his Indian partner.

UAE has actively participated in previous editions of the CII Partnership Summit as well. H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy participated in 2014. UAE Minister of Foreign Trade H.E. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi participated thrice in 2009, 2012 and 2013. H.E. Abdulla Al Saleh, Undersecretary, Ministry of Foreign Trade attended 2011 summit.  
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