Under the leadership of His Excellency Eng. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Monsoori, Minister of Economic Affairs in the United Arab Emirates, a trade delegation paid a visit to the Netherlands. They visited FrieslandCampina Innovation Centre in Wageningen on Tuesday 28 February. Food innovation was an important item on the agenda for this visit. FrieslandCampina is market leader with the Rainbow brand (condensed milk) in the Middle East. Directly after this, the delegation visited the University of Wageningen.
The trade delegation was welcomed by Dutch Minister Henk Kamp and called at, among others, Schiphol Airport, the port of Rotterdam and companies that are leading in the areas of innovation and technology with respect to food, water and infrastructure. The programme also included a meeting with representatives of VNO/NCW [the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers] and FME as well as the signing of an ‘Innovation Memorandum of Understanding’ for cooperation on innovation in the field of infrastructure and transportation, water management and food.