Governor of DIFC welcomes UK Parliamentary Delegation, UAE Ambassador to the UK

DUBAI, — Essa Kazim, Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, has welcomed a British parliamentary delegation and Sulaiman Hamed Al Mazrouei, UAE Ambassador to the United Kingdom, on a special visit to DIFC, the leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asian region.

According to a statement by the DIFC, the UK is a strategic partner with 16 percent of the Centre’s financial clients coming from this market. The UAE and UK have enjoyed strong relations historically, and in terms of bilateral trade, the countries now work synergistically to achieve a new bilateral trade target of GBP25 billion by 2020 after reaching their 2015 objective of GBP12 billion two years early.

Essa Kazim said, “DIFC has a strong British presence, with many well-known firms from the UK operating in our Centre. We are set to triple in size according to our Strategy 2024, so there will be a great opportunity for more British firms to enjoy our Centre’s enhanced infrastructure and reinforced position as an international financial hub.”

Source: Emirates News Agency