Saskatchewan. Prime Minister to visit UAE on trade mission

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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe will travel to the United Arab Emirates on a trade mission next week.

The provincial government said the trip will “advance investment attraction” and “highlight Saskatchewan’s ability to help international partners achieve their food and energy security goals,” according to a news release.

The main focus of the trade mission will be “Saskatchewan’s world-class natural resources, agriculture and agricultural value sectors”, as well as “Saskatchewan’s stable and reliable supply chains”.

“As a major trade hub to the Middle East and North Africa for Saskatchewan exports, the United Arab Emirates is a critically important trading partner for our province and we look forward to making this relationship stronger than ever,” the prime minister said in the statement.

“As a producer of some of the most sustainable agricultural, energy and mining products in the world, Saskatchewan has a lot to offer.

The Prime Minister will speak at the world’s largest pulse industry event, the Global Pulse Confederation, where he will be joined by representatives from Protein Industries Canada, the Global Institute for Food Security and major agri-food importers of Saskatchewan and research institutions.

The release said Saskatchewan is a “world leader in agricultural biosciences and agri-food research and has the largest pulse sector in the world.”

The trip marks the Prime Minister’s first visit to the United Arab Emirates and follows the establishment of the Saskatchewan Trade Office in the United Arab Emirates, which opened in January.

The trade mission will run from May 7-11 and will include meetings with government and industry officials in the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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