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Discussions held in Dubai on future development of ACTAC

Publication date: 06 February 2012

The Automobile & Touring Club of UAE (ATCUAE) hosted a meeting with FIA Region I officials in Dubai, UAE, on Monday 6 February 2012. Attending the meeting on behalf of FIA Region I were the region’s President, Mr Werner Kraus, and Director General, Mr Jacob Bangsgaard. Mr David Njoroge, Director General of the FIA African Council of Touring & Automobile Clubs (ACTA), was also present for the discussions.

ATCUAE President and Chairman of the Arab Council of Touring and Automobile Clubs (ACTAC), Mohammed Ben Sulayem, said: "Just like motorsports, tourism and mobility is a very important activity for ATCUAE, and the visit of the President of Region I which is responsible for mobility demonstrates ATCUAE's commitment towards mobility not just within the UAE but also towards the agenda of ACTAC."

Aside from sporting activities, ATCUAE's mobility activities include the provision of services such as the issuing of international driving permits, Carnets de Passage (the international customs document which covers the temporary admission of motor vehicles), and international certificates for the temporary import of vehicles.

FIA Region I President, Werner Kraus, said “We fully support the work of ATCUAE to further develop their services in the areas of tourism and mobility, and would like to encourage more Arab Automobile Clubs to do likewise”.

The meeting discussed ACTAC activities over the past year, objectives for 2012, and the possibility of setting up training workshops for the exchange of best practices between Clubs.

ATCUAE also presented an overview of its work over the past year. This included a tour of the outstanding new ATCUAE technical centre, as well as an update on the Club’s sporting division and a presentation of the Club’s latest research studies on mobility related topics.

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