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Caribbean region ministers visit UEA

Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas, and his counterparts were in the United Arab Emirates last week to discuss trade issues and preparations for Expo 2020. Click here to see the full size photo with caption. (BIS Photo)

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Dubai, United Arab Emirates–Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas, and his counterparts from St Vincent, Barbados, St Lucia, Grenada, as well as the Environment Minister of Trinidad and the ambassador for Guyana visited the Ministry of International Cooperation and Development of the United Arab Emirates May 7.

The delegation met with the UAE’s Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem Al Hashimy.

The Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stopped by to greet the visiting Caribbean region officials and to exchange views on the development of relations in the region.

The Bahamas is exploring the placement of a consulate in Dubai to serve the financial services sector, the ship registry and to assist with the incorporation of Bahamian companies and the authentication of documents for those services.

In addition, The Bahamas is in the early stages of the design of its pavilion for the 2020 expo, which is to be held in Dubai in 2020, and will require the recruitment of Bahamian professionals to assist in its design and construction.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell and Minister for Grand Bahama Dr Michael Darville met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar Mohammed Bin Abdullah Bin Mutib Al Rumaihi May 13, 2014, Doha, Qatar.

Against a backdrop of increased regulation and a greater burden of compliance, building client relationships in the financial services market has become more difficult according to Kenneth Morgan, chief executive of law firm Rawlinson & Hunter.

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