Somaliland: Dr Omar to Attend the UAE Annual Investment Meeting 2014


Somaliland Commerce minister Dr Omar briefs the press at Egal airport before depature to UAE

By: Yusuf M Hasan

HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – Somaliland is attending the Annual Investment Meeting in Dubai upon invitation of the government of the UAE which is host.

This was revealed by the minister of Commerce and international investment Dr Mohamed Abdilahi Omar at the Egal International Airport VIP lounge in Hargeisa where he conducted a pre-meeting departure press briefing.

While informing that this is the first time for Somaliland to participate in the Conference Dr Omar who is accompanied by the Director General at the Ministry of Foreign affairs Mohamed Hasan said that country’s economic status shall be in the limelight within high powered circles pooled from economic ministers from all Arab and a few African countries.

The Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center (DICEC) is firmly established as the largest and most sought after events destination with more than 1,000,000 square feet of superior space for exhibitions, conferences and events.

“We expect to highlight the country’s economic status cum needs as well as its foreign investment potentials during the actual conference and at various network meetings with a large number of attending ministers” Said DR Omar

Stressing on the many benefits of the Annual Investment Meeting 2014 (AIM) which is an initiative from the UAE Ministry of Economy Dr Mohamed Abdilahi Omar, the Somaliland minister of Commerce and investment said that the official invitation to attend is a further indication if the importance other countries attach the republic of somaliland.

The Annual Investment Meeting 2014 (AIM) is an initiative from the UAE Ministry of Economy to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 8 – 10 April 2014 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center.

AIM is the region’s first Emerging Markets FDI-focused event to offer a perfect blend of trade fair and intellectual features aimed at enriching Institutional, corporate and individual investors attending with a comprehensive set of guidelines for their future investment decisions in high growth regions. Established as the new staple for foreign trade and FDI, AIM attracts a mix of high profile government officials, private asset owners and project promoters from all across the globe.

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