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Emirates News Agency – Florida holds regular meetings and discussions to deepen trade relations between the United Arab Emirates and the United States

Washington, June 29 / WAM / Foreign Minister Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Sayoudi concluded a two-day visit to the US state of Florida focusing on expanding trade and investment relations between the United Arab Emirates and the United Arab Emirates. United Nations.

He met with Michael Woodin, Mayor of Broward County, Dean Dendrealtis, Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Wayne Maisam, Mayor of Miramar, and Jose Pepe Dias, Chairman of the Council of Miami.

His Excellency Dhani Al Siodi discussed with these officials ways to enhance cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and Florida, focusing on investment, tourism, construction and healthcare.

These meetings followed the visit of a delegation of Florida mayors to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah last March, where they interacted with the Emirati business community to attend the closing events of Expo 2020 Dubai and visit the US Pavilion there.

His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Sayyudi said: “Florida is the gateway to the United States, while the United Arab Emirates is at the crossroads of global trade routes. We are still keen to work together to improve economic partnership opportunities. ”

His Excellency Thani Al-Siodi participated in high-level events and meetings in Miami and Fort Lauderdale to discuss ways to improve business and networking, with the US-UAE Chamber of Commerce, the International Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Enterprise, Florida Emerge aims to develop economics in the United States. The public-private partnership focuses on making Miami the most important technology hub in the United States.

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Florida has a growing trade relationship with the United Arab Emirates because by 2021 the state’s exports were worth more than $ 1 billion, making it one of the 10 largest states exporting to the UAE market. Those exports supported 6,000 jobs in the United States. The United Arab Emirates exported $ 180 million worth of goods to Florida in the same year.

In July 2021, Emirates Airlines launched the first passenger service between Dubai and Miami, offering new business, tourism and entertainment opportunities between Emirates and South Florida. The airline has operated flights to Orlando since 2015, and served South Florida between 2016 and 2020 via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

WAM / Ahmad Al Nuaimi / Islam Al Hussein