French SMEs become increasingly active in the UAE: Official

French SMEs become increasingly active in the UAE: Official
Published: 17 May 2017 - 1 p.m.

French SMEs are becoming increasingly active in the UAE, according to H E Michel Miraillet, the Ambassador of France to the UAE.

With the UAE’s Vision 2021 agenda, the second UAE-France Oil and Gas Symposium, which was held last week, highlighted how French firms are enabling local companies finding innovative solutions through French technology within the new contemporary energy context.

Miraillet, in a statement release by Business France, thanked ADNOC for taking part in the symposium.“I would like to express my most sincere thanks to all the representatives of ADNOC group’s operating companies for attending this second UAE-France Oil and Gas Symposium.  The Strategic Dialogue Committee initiated in 2013 between our 2 countries was determined to move forward towards this objective.Traditionally, large contracts represent the core of our exports with an industry driven by international leaders such asTotal, Veolia,” he said.

The symposium saw a series of workshops organized byEVOLEN, the French association of oil and gas companies,BUSINESS FRANCEand ADNOC group.

“I am very impressed by the huge amount of investments forecasted in the Oil & Gas business field over the period 2012-2020. Given the importance of this sector in the region, my understanding is that the UAE will remain a strategic partner for the French companies,”Mirailletadded.

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