Only Spanish-speaking newspaper in the region to publish Yearbook highlighting Hispanic-Arab economic strength

ABU DHABI, The only Spanish-speaking newspaper printed and distributed in the UAE and in the Middle East – El Correo del Golfo – will publish its first Yearbook early January 2019 with the purpose of emphasising and stressing the image of the Spanish and Latin American business community in the UAE and in the region, the paper has announced.

The publication has the support of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the UAE, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who has written an article exclusively for the occasion that serves as the main introductory lead of the Yearbook and where he presents the opportunities of the Spanish-speaking community in the UAE and the Arabian Gulf area.

The embassies and consulates of Spain and the Spanish-American countries with a presence in the UAE and other countries of the region have also shown their decisive support for the initiative.

The publication will gather – both in Spanish and English – feature, reports and interviews that underline the achievements made by Spanish and Latin countries and companies, along with their professionals, in the region. Moreover, it will reveal their future plans at a time when big projects such as Expo 2020 Dubai are poised to change the landscape.

The English edition of the Yearbook will go beyond the Spanish speaking community reaching out to the Emirati and Arab ones in general, besides other nationalities living in the Gulf region.

Likewise, it will focus on the work and investments carried out by Emirati companies and institutions in Latin-American countries and Spain.

So far, some of the most important Spanish companies based in the UAE have already confirmed their presence in the Yearbook, as is the case of Cepsa, Tecnicas Reunidas or Acciona, which currently carry out large projects in the energy field and infrastructure. Also, institutions, organisations and companies from the Emirati world will be present.

Up to 5,000 issues will be printed and distributed to 600 different places in Spanish and Latin embassies, consulates and chambers of commerce around the United Arab Emirates and Gulf states, as well as UAE ministries with foreign, economic and business responsibilities, and also to Hispanic companies, universities and diplomatic missions of the Emirates in Ibero-American countries.

Likewise, it will reach major events that will take place in the first months of the year such as the Annual Summit of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which brings together thousands of people in Abu Dhabi, and the Latin American Business Forum, promoted by Dubai Chamber, which will for the first time be held outside the UAE in Panama next year.

Source: Emirates News Agency