Emirates News Agency – Utah Trade Mission delegation explores new partnerships in UAE


DUBAI, 17th September, 2022 (WAM) — A delegation from the US state of Utah discussed establishing new economic partnerships with the United Arab Emirates during a meeting held in Dubai and hosted by the US-UAE Business Council, the Utah State Governor’s Office Economic Opportunity, and the Utah World Trade Center.

Led by Governor Spencer J. Cox, the delegation included more than sixty prominent Utah government officials, business leaders, and community leaders, including First Lady Abby Cox, Speaker of the House Brad Wilson, and Speaker President of the Senate J. Stuart Adams.

The US delegation discussed strengthening relations with the UAE and opportunities for future cooperation with nearly 100 businessmen and women from both sides.

In his keynote address, Governor Spencer J. Cox highlighted the strong relationship between the UAE and Utah, stressing the delegation’s keenness to strengthen it and develop aspects of joint cooperation in all areas.

For his part, Sean Murphy, Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi, highlighted the opportunities for Emirati and US companies to innovate together to further develop trade relations with states like Utah. , noting the variety of innovative companies. “The allure of the UAE’s business culture and friendly investment environment, combined with Utah’s demonstrated history of innovation, is sure to create a meaningful partnership.”

Over the course of two days, the delegation met with key representatives of the UAE government and business organizations as well as cultural activities. The delegation also discussed opportunities in healthcare, life sciences, aerospace and defense, transportation, and water security. Delegates were divided into specific tracks corresponding to the specialties of the delegates with the aim of sharing experiences and best practices and exploring business opportunities specific to these dedicated sectors.

WAM/Khoder Nashar