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Mohamed Kanoo meets President of Argentina

Abu Dhabi, UAE: Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo, Area Executive of The Kanoo Group, along with representatives of prominent UAE business groups met with the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on 15th January 2013 at Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, as part of the President's state visit focused on strengthening political and economic relations.

The meeting discussed opportunities on investment and trade offered by Argentina, highlighting the synergies and economic complementarities, especially in the areas of industry, future energy, minerals and agricultural sector.

Speaking to a number of businesspersons and economists, including Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo on behalf of The Kanoo Group, the President of Argentina said that the agreements signed between the UAE and Argentina will help attract investments to both countries in the fields of renewable energy, tourism and others.

The Argentine President expressed her pleasure at visiting the UAE and at meeting the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. One of her agendas also included sessions in the first edition of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week hosted by Masdar from Jan. 13-17 as a keynote speaker.

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was listed as one of the World's Most Powerful Women by Forbes; ranked #16 Power Women: August 2012. Under her administration, the economy sharply grew--the GDP is up 37% since 2007 at $725--pension and child welfare benefits increased and the poverty rate has fallen steadily.