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Canada wants investments from MENA region – minister

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Shady Salah – Media in Toronto
Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Mary Ng, on Tuesday, said that the government wants businesses from the MENA region to invest in Canada and to help Canadian businesses, pursue opportunities in the MENA region. Speaking in the Webinar “Reimagining The Way We Trade Series: The MENA Region” organized by the Canada Arab Business Council, the minister said “We’re actually here to talk about how we can increase the ties between Canadian businesses, and the opportunities for both trade and investment in the, in the MENA region.”

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“All of us are fighting global pandemic for the health and safety of our citizens while mitigating the economic impact of food, and I’m looking forward to talking about the ways that we can continue to work together to support our people, but to also support.”

“Canada in the Middle East and North Africa regions share a special relationship it’s rooted in a strong and growing economic partnerships. And we, what divides us, you know, in that series is our strong People to People ties, as evidenced by the 35 good years of the CBC. And in many of the companies and, and many who are here today, the MENA region as clauses is an important trading partner for us in the region,” the minister added. “We want businesses from the MENA region to invest in Canada and we want to help our Canadian businesses, pursue opportunities in the MENA region. I want to highlight a couple of couple of businesses who are investing from the region in Canada. So a UAE company DP World has invested in supply chain, you know, for its imprint in Prince Rupert and BC, st john, New Brunswick in Vancouver. Companies like the petrochemical industries company of Kuwait, is a $4.5 billion investment to build an integrated prepaid DJI drone generation plant in Alberta. The facility is going to produce fully recyclable manufacturing building blocks ideal for products mounted daily life including car parts storage containers medical devices banknotes, and more.”

Hear also from the expert panelists:
KEYNOTE Speaker – The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade
SPECIAL Guest Speaker – Tamim Al-Manghoor, Director Trade & Industry, GCC Secretariat
Moderator – Scott Jolliffe, Chair, Canada Arab Business Council
Business Panel
Anuj Ranjan, Managing Partner & CEO, South Asia and Middle East, Brookfield Asset Management
Leslee Thompson, CEO, Accreditation Canada and Health Standards Organization
Gregory Zoughbi, Chair, Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi

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