Khalaf Al Habtoor, Chairman, Al Habtoor Group welcomed a high-profile delegation from Singapore at the Group head office on Sunday, March 3rd.
Present from the Al Habtoor Group were Mohammed Al Habtoor, Vice Chairman and CEO; Paul Rayner, Advisor to the Chairman, Sanjeev Agarwala, Director Strategy & Business Development. The delegation included His Excellency Umej Bhatia, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Abu Dhabi; Cheong Ming Foong, Consul-General, Republic of Singapore in Dubai; Lester Lu, Consul (Commercial) and Regional Director, Middle East & Africa Group, International Enterprise Singapore; Khalil A. Bakar, Centre Director, Singapore Economic Development Board; Mohamed Hafez Marican, Area Director Middle East & Africa.
The meeting focused on synergies between the United Arab Emirates and Singapore and potential collaboration and investment opportunities for both parties.
Khalaf Al Habtoor said, “Singapore is a good model, it is at the heart of Asia’s economy. It is a story of great success. Like the UAE, it has emerged as a financial and trading hub serving the region and it has transformed itself into at world class metropolis. There are many synergies between us that we can both capitalize on.”
International Enterprise (IE) Singapore is a government agency driving Singapore’s external economy and promoting international trade, the backbone of Singapore’s economy.
Singapore EDB meanwhile is the lead government agency for planning and executing strategies to enhance Singapore’s position as a global business centre.