United Arab Emirates To Visit SVG

Director of Commercial and Government Relations, Minister of State Office, Mr. Khalid Al Mannai will lead a deputation of seven from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) consisting of Diplomatic Attaché, Ministry of Foreign Affairs- Maha Alhebsi, Senior Manager- Commercial, DP World- Shehab AlJasmi, Senior Operations Manager, DP World- Hassan Matar Mohammad, Renewable Energy Expert, Masdar- John Robert Caruso and Vice President, Route Planning and Economics, Emirates Airlines- Trevor David Chang, to meet with Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves and other Government Officials.

On Wednesday, the delegation will hold official talks with the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce, Hon. Sir Louis Straker and Minister of Economic Planning, Sustainable Development, Industry, Information and Labour, Camillo Gonsalves.

Wednesday’s agenda also includes a meeting with the Minister of Transport and Works, Julian Francis, Permanent Secretary of Energy, Land and Sea Port Development, Godfred Pompey and Chief Executive Officer of the SVG Port Authority, Bishen John; as well as a tour the Port Facilities in Kingstown.

Also on Wednesday the team will meet with the Minister of Education, Hon. St. Clair Prince and Minister of National Mobilization, Social Development, Hon. Frederick Stephenson. There will also tour the Argyle International Airport and meet with Minister of Tourism, Sport and Culture, Cecil McKie, Chief Executive Officer- SVG Tourism Authority, Glen Beache, Chairman of the Board – Argyle International Airport, Mr. Garth Saunders and Chief Executive Officer- International Airport Development Company, Dr. Rudy Matthias.

On Thursday the delegation will meet with the Director of the Energy Unit, Ellsworth Dacon and Chief Executive Officer of the St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited, Thornley Myers. Then with the Director of Economic Planning, Mrs. Laura Anthony- Browne to discuss Zero Hunger Initiative and Dubai Cares, and then with the Director of the National Emergency Management Organization, Nemo, Howie Prince.

The delegation will arrive in SVG on August 9th and will leave on August 11th, 2016.