Dubai /Â WAM
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received Frederick Smith, the President and CEO of FedEx, an American multinational courier delivery services company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, on Sunday.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid welcomed Smith and his accompanying delegation, praising the activities of the US corporation, and its operations and investments in the UAE and the region through its regional headquarters in Dubai, that has been operating for nearly 25 years.
Sheikh Mohammed emphasised the role of FedEx in courier delivery services in the country, which has more than 1,000 employees.
Government facilities will be available to the company to develop its activities, increase its number of employees, and settle their families in Dubai and the UAE, which has been hosting many nationalities and cultures living side by side in mutual
respect, love and harmony,
His Highness Sheikh
Smith confirmed that his company was enjoying 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. FedEx was founded in 1971 in Tennessee and has offices in 195 countries, employing nearly 500,000 people.
The meeting was attended by HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, David Bronczek, CEO and President of FedEx Express, David Cunningham, President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), and David Ross, President of Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa Region (MEIA).