Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe will be heading to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the first time later this week, on a trip to increase trade and export opportunities for the province.
The trade mission will last from May 7-11, and will include meetings with government and industry representatives from Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
A news release from the province notes the Premier’s trip will focus on Saskatchewan’s natural resource, agriculture and agri-value sectors and reinforce the value of province’s stable and reliable supply chain.
Saskatchewan is Canada’s largest agri-food exporter to the UAE. In 2021 the total value of Saskatchewan’s exports to the UAE was $636-million.
Also mentioned in the release is Saskatchewan has an office in Dubai, which opened in January, and was chosen as a location for its strategic geographic location and status as a the leading trade and re-export hub for the Middle East and North Africa region.
Among other things, the Premier will speak at the Global Pulse Confederation, the largest pulse industry event in the world.