- South Korea signed a multi-billion dollar deal with the UAE to explore three undeveloped oil fields
- UAE's Minister of Foreign Trade talks to MME about the flourishing trade ties with South Korea
- Plus, MME finds out how women in the Arab World are increasingly making strides in business
FACETIME -- HE Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi. Minister of Foreign Trade, UAE
South Korea's National Oil Corporation recently signed a multi-billion dollar deal with the UAE to explore three undeveloped oil fields. Trade between the UAE and South Korea is booming. This week MME caught up with the UAE's Minister of Foreign Trade, Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al-Qasimi and asked her about these flourishing trade ties.
IN FOCUS -- Role of Arab women
The Middle East is not normally recognized for having women at the forefront of business. According to the World Bank, 25% of women in the region participate in the labor force, compared to more than 50% in Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and the Pacific. But as MME finds out, women in the Arab World are making huge strides in business.
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