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Representatives of the United Arab Emirates government show interest in investing in Santa Catarina’s infrastructure

This Monday (19), during a meeting of Santa Catarina’s delegation at the Ministry of Commerce of the United Arab Emirates, in Dubai, the head of the ministry, Minister Thani Zeyoud, demonstrated interest in investing in the infrastructure sector of the state of Santa Catarina. This was the first meeting of the international mission from Santa Catarina to the United Arab Emirates, led by governor Jorginho Mello.

The governor presented the State’s icons of interest for strategic partnerships and made the government available to sign agreements with the Arab country. The main areas presented are investments in SC ports and, in particular, in expanding the state’s railway network.

“The meeting was very productive and I am confident. The minister seemed very interested, asking several questions. I pointed out to him the need for a partnership with the Emirates for investments in the infrastructure area. I spoke about the need to invest in railway projects to transport cargo from the West to the ports”, explained the governor.

The minister stated that an agenda is being planned to learn about investment opportunities. A delegation from the United Arab Emirates is expected to come to the state of Santa Catarina in November.

The meeting was also attended by the president of the Legislative Assembly, Mauro de Nadal, the secretaries of Foreign Affairs, Juliano Froehner, of Finance, Cleverson Siewert, deputy Antidio Lunelli and representatives of the Brazilian embassy in the United Arab Emirates.

Text: Osvaldo Sagaz / Secom
Photo: Nathan Neumann / Secom