The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and the Ministry of Economy of Slovakia have signed an agreement to strengthen economic cooperation between Abu Dhabi and the Slovakia, with special focus on manufacturing, tourism, innovation, advanced technologies and logistics services.

The agreement represents a pivotal step in fostering robust bilateral relations between both parties, underpinned by shared commitment to fostering economic prosperity. Recognising the essential role of economic cooperation in fortifying ties between nations, the agreement will facilitate collaborative initiatives to streamline trade and knowledge sharing while facilitating investment and innovation in Abu Dhabi. 

In line with Abu Dhabi’s commitment to creating a vibrant investment ecosystem, ADDED and the Ministry of Economy of Slovakia have agreed to stimulate various forms of cooperation that encompass investment initiatives in Slovakia's economy, particularly in infrastructure development projects.

His Excellency Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi, Undersecretary of ADDED, said: “This agreement marks a significant milestone in enhancing economic ties between Abu Dhabi and the Slovak Republic, laying the groundwork for fruitful collaboration in various sectors.

“By fostering this strategic partnership, Abu Dhabi takes a bold step towards building a more robust global investment ecosystem. This agreement will not only deepen economic cooperation but also significantly contribute to the economic diversification efforts of Abu Dhabi, positioning the Emirate as a key player in the international investment landscape.”

Vladimír Šimoňák, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of Slovakia, said: “The potential for economic cooperation between Slovakia and Abu Dhabi is substantial with opportunities that can be leveraged for mutual benefit. Both Slovakia and Abu Dhabi can explore avenues to enhance bilateral trade or investment cooperation. Abu Dhabi's investment capabilities can be channeled into various sectors in Slovakia together with expertise in large-scale infrastructure projects which can complement Slovakia's infrastructure needs. I see lot of opportunities for our companies to benefit from joint MoU, this include various fields such infrastructure development, technology, renewable energy, and innovation.”

Abu Dhabi and Slovakia bilateral trade and mutual investments are on the rise. With many opportunities to increase cooperation, this agreement between ADDED and the Ministry of Economy of the Slovakia will pave the way to investors to benefit from ample opportunities.

Slovakia is an attractive destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), with a favourable geographic location in the heart of Europe. Manufacturing industries, including automotive, machinery and transport equipment, metallurgy, electronics, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals have the potential for further growth. 

The agreement underscores the importance of encouraging investment and joint ventures, facilitating the entry of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups into the Abu Dhabi market, and creating suitable conditions for Slovakian companies within special economic zones in Abu Dhabi. It promotes the establishment of relations between financial institutions and the creation of a joint investment fund to bolster economic ties. This strategic partnership underscores the significance of international collaboration to diversify the emirate’s economy and increase contributions to non-oil GDP.