Scotland appoints first trade envoy to UAE
(6 months ago)
Abu Dhabi, Dec 4 : The Scottish government has appointed its first trade envoy to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and in the MENA region.
Nick Maclean will serve in the position as part of Scotland's plans to extend its worldwide business reach with the appointment of a team of trade envoys to champion international trading as well as promote and represent Scotland's export interests.
The team of overseas and Scotland-based envoys will help to identify specific business opportunities in new overseas markets where there is currently untapped potential, according to the media report on Monday.
They will also support Scottish exporting interests through trade-related visits and events.
Scottish Economy Secretary Keith Brown said: "Trade and export is vital to our economy and we have brought these experts on board to help us prepare to meet the challenges of the future."
"We already have strong partnerships throughout the world, but it is important we continue to cultivate these and have people in place who can promote Scotland to international businesses and markets."
MacLean said he was "deeply honoured to have been asked to take up the position of Scotland's Trade Envoy to the UAE."