Maltese companies will be invited to participate in the public procurement process leading to the organisation of the 2020 Expo which will be held in Dubai. This was confirmed by a delegation from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce which was visiting the Malta Chamber on Thursday 12th October.
Expo 2020 is a Universal Exposition to be hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in 2020.
Welcoming the delegation to the Malta Chamber, Deputy President Mr David Xuereb said that there was ample space for collaboration between Malta and Dubai as both countries were strategically positioned to act as gateways to specific areas of the globe, rendering penetration into Europe and South East Asia easier for businesses.
Mr Xuereb paid tribute to the memory of the late Mr Tonio Casapinta, who was instrumental to the establishment of the excellent relations between the two Chambers.
Mr Kevin J. Borg DG of the Chamber said that there were several areas in which Malta and Dubai could collaborate, namely Financial Services, Information Technology and Aircraft maintenance amongst others. Mr Borg continued that Malta’s strong economic growth coupled with its current lowest unemployment in Europe and its fiscal deficit being amongst the best in Europe, made Malta a most attractive location for investment.
In the morning, the Chamber participated in a Malta-Dubai Business Forum held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after which the Dubai delegation attended a lunch at the Casino Maltese hosted by the Malta Chamber.