Slovenia has impressed the United Arab Emirates as a boutique, green, active and healthy country.
Slovenia has impressed the United Arab Emirates as a boutique, green, active and healthy country. Within the framework of the two-day official government and business visit of the Minister of Economic Development and Technology, Zdravko Počivalšek, to the UAE, a working meeting took place in Dubai between the Slovenian members of the delegation and the representatives of the interested business public from the UAE. The meeting included a workshop between representatives of Slovenian tourist companies and representatives of potential tourist companies from this perspective and emerging Arab market.
The government and business visit was organised by the Public Agency SPIRIT Slovenia (SPIRIT Slovenia), the Slovenian Tourist Board (STB) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (CCIS) in addition to the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology. As many as 41 Slovenian companies were in attendance at the two-day visit to the UAE, among them 23 from the area of tourism.
The UAE is an important external trade partner of Slovenia. Last year, trade in goods between the two countries exceeded €88 million, where Slovenian companies exported more than €83 million of goods to the UAE market and more than €9 million of services. Companies from the UAE have implemented €17.5 million of investments in Slovenia in the last year.
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