Detroit mayor seeks to establish sister city relationship with Dubai
Detroit Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick will travel to the Middle East for a four-day trade mission beginning May 7, in an effort to create economic ties and establish a sister city relationship with Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). At the urging of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce, Kilpatrick's trip supports the goal of establishing the City of Detroit, with its major Arab American representation, as the de facto hub of trade between the Middle East and the West, just as Miami, Florida, is to Latin American/US trade.
"As the state's largest city, the headquarters city for major multi-national companies and the home of the largest concentration of people with Arab ancestry outside the Middle East, Detroit has a lot to offer foreign investors. We are delighted to have facilitated this new relationship with Dubai, the most vibrant economy in the Gulf Region," Ahmad Chebbani, chairman of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce, said. — (menareport.com)
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