Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, welcomed Frederick Smith, the president and CEO of FedEx, a US-based multinational courier delivery services company.
Sheikh Mohammed received Smith and his accompanying delegation, and praised the activities of the US corporation, its operations and investments in the UAE and the region, through its regional headquarters in Dubai, which has been running for nearly 25 years.
Present at the meeting were meeting were Deputy Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman of Emirates Group, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum; the CEO and president of FedEx Express, David Bronczek; the president and COO, David Cunningham; and the president of Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa Region (MEIA), David Ross.
Sheikh Mohammed emphasised the role of FedEx in courier delivery services in the country, which has more than 1,000 employees, said a statement.
Government facilities will be available to FedEx to develop its activities, increase its number of employees, and settle their families in Dubai and the UAE, HH Sheikh Mohammed affirmed.
Smith confirmed that his company enjoys logistical support in the UAE, particularly in Dubai, encouraging it to expand its development businesses and operations in the country. He commended the world-class infrastructure in the UAE, especially Dubai, which he termed as unparalleled in the Middle East, North Africa, and in many countries of the world.