The team met with the UAE Ambassador in Beijing to discuss how the Diplomatic Mission can support Yahsat and other UAE companies to expand operations in China.
Yahsat has announced plans to reinforce its presence in China, as part of its growth strategy to diversify and expand across international markets with the Chinese and the Asia Pacific regions at the forefront.
Yahsat’s senior commercial team, led by its Chief Commercial Officer, Sulaiman Al Ali, travelled to Beijing to meet with Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, the UAE Ambassador to China, who is leading the Diplomatic Missions efforts to empower UAE businesses to expand across the growing Chinese market.
The team met with Thuraya’s service partners, including Zhongyou Century (Beijing) Communications Technology CO. Limited, to explore potential business opportunities in strategically important sectors, including government with a particular focus on search and rescue applications and enterprise.
The team presented its cutting-edge, next-generation mobility solutions, underlining its long-term objective to meet the evolving needs of Chinese customers across several sectors. The companys top-selling solution, MarineStar, is expected to attract high demand from across China’s maritime industry, revolutionising connectivity and communications for maritime operators.
In addition, Thuraya sells broadband terminals for land-based communications, addressing the connectivity needs of prominent customers in the country. The company’s commitment to delivering reliable and high-speed connectivity solutions has garnered recognition and trust from key players in various sectors.
A recent visit by Chinese Embassy officials to the companys headquarters, in Abu Dhabi, was the most recent example of the burgeoning relations between Yahsat and China. The Chinese diplomats commended Yahsats role in locating and saving Chinese fishermen lost at sea, due to its satellite-enabled connectivity solutions.
Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, UAE Ambassador to China, said: “The partnership between Yahsat and China holds immense potential for mutual growth and cooperation. The UAE Embassy is committed to providing full support to UAE businesses including Yahsat to expand in China, strengthening the ties between our two nations and fostering economic cooperation.”
Ali Al Hashemi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat, added: “We are proud of Yahsat’s expansion as part of our diversification strategy geographically as well as venturing into new sectors. Our strategic partnership with China is expected to provide a big boost to our position in the global market. The successful visit by Chinese Embassy officials and the endorsement from the UAE Ambassador to China have given us the impetus to continue driving growth and development, not only in China but also across the Asia Pacific region.”