Win­ter aid for Ye­men

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Dubai Cus­toms has re­vealed that In­dia was the se­cond big­gest trad­ing part­ner for Dubai in the first half of 2016, as the value of nonoil for­eign trade between the two stood at about Dhs48 bil­lion, ac­count­ing for 7 per cent of Dubai’s to­tal non-oil for­eign trade dur­ing same pe­riod. The vol­ume of Dubai’s non-oil for­eign trade amounted to Dhs647 bil­lion in the same pe­riod. Ac­cord­ing to the Dubai Cus­toms state­ment via UAE news agency WAM, Dubai’s for­eign trade with In­dia in the H1 of 2016 in­cluded im­ports worth Dhs29 bil­lion, ex­ports val­ued at Dhs6 bil­lion and re-ex­ports worth Dhs13 bil­lion. Ahmed Ab­dul Salam Kazim, Se­nior Man­ager, Strat­egy and Cor­po­rate Ex­cel­lence at Dubai Cus­toms, said that the agency is keen to sup­port Dubai’s for­eign trade with In­dia to strengthen the role of Dubai as an in­ter­na­tional and re­gional hub for in­ter­na­tional trade. Lux­ury gems and pre­cious met­als re­main the num­ber one im­port to the UAE from In­dia, while oil is the UAE’s big­gest ex­port to In­dia. Emi­rates Red Cres­cent has be­gun the dis­tri­bu­tion of win­ter clothes, food parcels and tents in Gheil ben Yameen Direc­torate, Hadra­maut Gover­norate. The ges­ture was part of the author­ity’s hu­man­i­tar­ian ef­forts to help the pop­u­la­tion bat­tle the se­vere cold and al­le­vi­ate their suf­fer­ing. Ab­dul­lah Al Musaferi, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the ERC in Hadra­maut Gover­norate, said that the aid is im­por­tant for thou­sands of fam­i­lies wit­ness­ing dire eco­nomic con­di­tions. “The cam­paign, part of a se­ries of ini­tia­tives car­ried out by ERC in most ar­eas in Hadra­maut, aims to con­tinue the UAE’s ef­forts to ease the suf­fer­ing of the Ye­me­nis and meet the needs of the pop­u­la­tion in re­mote ar­eas,” he added.

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