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Australia pushes trade opportunities in UAE ahead of AFC Asian Cup

On Sunday in Abu Dhabi, the Australian government will host a dinner for figures in business, government and academia under its Match Australia program

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Australia is promoting its commercial opportunities in the UAE ahead of its hosting of the 2015 Asian Cup Australia is less than three months’ time.

On Sunday in the UAE's capital Abu Dhabi, the Australian government will host a dinner for figures in business, government and academia under its Match Australia program, according to a press release.

“Our hope is that during the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 players on the field will not be the only ones kicking goals and that visitors from all over the region can benefit from greater trade, investment and education links with Australia,” said Pablo Kang, Australian Ambassador to the UAE and Qatar.

Gerard Seeber, Australian Consul General and Senior Trade Commissioner, MENA said: “This (the AFC) will be an opportunity for Australia to demonstrate that we are open for business, actively seeking investment and can provide a strong and stable investment environment.

Australia's Western Sydney Wanderers beat Saudi Arabia's al-Hilal in a goalless match on Saturday, securing them the cup.

The AFC Asian Cup Australia will begin in Melbourne on Jan. 9, 2015.