OPEC Fund extends US$25 million loan to El Salvador to support small and medium-sized businesses

VIENNA, The OPEC Fund for International Development is providing a US$25 million loan to Banco Promerica in El Salvador for on-lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and women-owned businesses to promote the economic recovery of the sector, which has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In El Salvador, SMEs represent over 95% of … Read more

DXB Int’l Airport dealt with 4,000 items of luggage, 2,800 passengers hourly in October

DUBAI, Dubai International Airport dealt with 2.7 million items of luggage on board 11,382 flights last October; an hourly average of 4,000 items of luggage and 2,800 passengers, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, and Director-General of Dubai Customs has stated. Musabih made these comments during the opening of Concourse … Read more

Dubai Sports Council, International Chess Federation explore ways to boost cooperation

DUBAI, Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC), received Arkady Dvorkovich, President of International Chess Federation, at the Council’s headquarters and the two sides discussed ways of strengthening their relationship and enhancing bonds. Welcoming the FIDE President to the Council, Saeed Hareb explained to him about the work and different initiatives of the … Read more

Mohamed bin Zayed, Iraqi PM discuss advancing cooperation, review regional developments

ABU DHABI, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the Iraqi Prime Minister Dr. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, today deliberated a number of issues of interest and discussed the latest developments in the region. This came in a phone conversation between … Read more

Venezuela’s Expo 2020 National Day celebrated with a message of hope in diversity

Venezuela celebrated its Expo 2020 National Day on Sunday with a visit by the Venezuelan Minister for Tourism and a flag-raising ceremony at Al Wasl Plaza.   Ali Padron Paredes, Venezuela’s Minister of Tourism, led a delegation that was welcomed by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Director General, … Read more

Colombia’s Matchmaking Forum explores opportunities for strong business investments at Expo 2020 Dubai

Colombia is organising a five-day event at Expo 2020 Dubai as part of the leading commercial initiatives of ProColombia- the entity in charge of promoting international tourism, foreign direct investment, non-traditional exports and the Country Brand of Colombia.   Dubbed Matchmaking Forum, the event supports Expo 2020’s goal of fostering partnerships, catalysing innovation, and discovering … Read more