The Minister of Enterpreneurship Rene Tammist added: “We need to make Estonia more visible in the Middle East in order to open new export possibilities for the Estonian companies and in addition, being present is important as the whole Persian Gulf region is becoming more and more important as a tourism destination.”
FDI and Export Manager Jukka Hahlanterä started work at the UAE office, helping Estonia’s entrepreneurs to enter the UAE market and investors from the UAE to invest in Estonia.
There are more than 50 Estonian companies currently active in the region and clear interest in cooperation can be seen in the fields of IT, defense, food, textile, furniture, logistics, etc.
In the summer, Estonia will open its embassy in Abu Dhabi. According to Prime Minister Ratas there are also ongoing negotiations to open a direct flight between Estonia and the UAE.