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Honored Country

United Arab Emirates

The institution of the Honoured Country is making a dynamic comeback at the 86th TIF, with the United Arab Emirates preparing to leave their mark on this year’s event participating with a significant number of enterprises and entities.

Technology and investments will be the focus of the United Arab Emirates’ participation, which will present in pavilion 13 of the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre the most developed sectors of their economy, potential areas of cooperation with Greek enterprises, as well as the prospects being created by recent national moves to the further development of bilateral trade, investment, and cultural relations.

Founded in 1971, the UAE is a federation of seven emirates. With Abu Dhabi as its capital and Dubai as its largest city, it is an important hub, of the international commercial and industrial world. They are ranked sixth globally in known oil reserves, 36th in terms of purchasing power of their economy, and one of the highest in the world per capita GDP, set at US $ 46,584.

The UAE is a founding member of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and a member of the Arab League, the United Nations, the Islamic Council, OPEC, and the World Trade Organization.

Their participation in the 86th TIF will offer the opportunity to strengthen the historical ties of friendship between the two countries, giving impetus to the further development of bilateral trade, investment, and cultural relations.