Moe promises to promote sustainable energy during trade mission to UAE

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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is traveling overseas to talk trade for the second time in as many months.

He will travel to Dubai this Saturday for a five-day trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he says he not only promotes Saskatchewan exports but also touts some of the carbon reduction technologies used in Saskatchewan.

“The main reason we are going there is to make sure they understand in Dubai that when it comes to agriculture and uranium products, they are of the highest quality, competitively priced and that they are the most durable products in the world,” Moe told reporters on Wednesday.

“There is another piece. Some of the innovations that we have in the energy industry, carbon capture and storage and some of our thermal projects, have made the energy industry much more sustainable than it was a while ago. a few more years. Dubai has an interest in some of these technologies.

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Saskatchewan opened a UAE trade office in Dubai in January.

In a press release, the Government of Saskatchewan notes that it is Canada’s largest agri-food exporter to the UAE, that exports to the country in 2021 were $636 million, and that no jurisdiction supplies more canola seeds and lentils in UAE than Saskatchewan.

He says Moe will be speaking at the Global Pulse Confederation, which the government has described as the pulses industry’s biggest global event.

In March, Moe traveled to London to open a trade office there and also visited Germany.

“We know there’s a frontrunner advantage around the world for those provinces showcasing their wares,” Moe said.

Departmental travel expenses are posted semi-annually here.

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