The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Costa Rica discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation and trade.

The talks were held between UAE’s Foreign Trade Minister Sheikha Lubna Al-Qassimi and the Costa Rican president’s special envoy Tomas Dueñas.

Trade exchange between the UAE and Costa Rica through the UAE’s free zones stood at 238 million dirhams (about US$65 million) in the first half of 2012.