H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime (FTA), received an official delegation recently from the Republic of Nicaragua led by H.E. Denis Moncada Colindres, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua recently at the UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
H.E. Dr. Al Nuaimi welcomed the Minister of Nicaragua and introduced to the delegation the leading initiatives and projects of the FTA in line with its strategy and in accordance with the regulatory and oversight role for land and maritime transport. These initiatives seek to contribute to achieving the UAE’s vision of becoming a global leader in land and maritime sector.
During the meeting, the officials discussed some of their common issues and highlighted the need to increase cooperation and exchange of experiences in the land and marine sectors to benefit from the best practices of both countries.
H.E. Colindres presented as well during the meeting the most important advantages and capabilities of his country and the potential investment opportunities that can be explored between the two nations. He further suggested establishing cooperation projects in the future, including the possibilities of cooperating in ports operations projects as well as investments in railways and highways.
The meeting also discussed Nicaragua’s participation at Expo 2020 to be held in Dubai next year. The Nicaraguan Minister further invited the UAE Minister to visit Nicaragua to explore key investment opportunities in his country.
From the Nicaraguan delegation, the meeting was held in the presence of Mr. Lauriano Ortega-Moreau, Presidential Adviser for Investment, Trade and International Cooperation, H.E. Mohamed Farara Lashter, Minister and Commissioner of the President for Africa, the Middle East and Arab Countries; and Retired General Oscar Mojica Obregón, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure. From the UAE, the Minister was accompanied by H.E. Salem Al Owais, Ambassador of the UAE to Colombia; H.E. Ahmed Mohamed Sherif El Khoury, Director General of FTA; and H.E. Hessa Al Malek, Executive Director of FTA.