Sharjah Chamber Explores Ways to Boost Economic Cooperation with South Africa and Belarus

Monday 01 April 2019
During the meeting with the Consul General of South Africa
Sharjah - MENA Herald:

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), represented by HE Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the SCCI, held discussions with HE Mogobo David Magabe, South Africa’s Consul-General in the UAE, and HE Igor Bondarev, Consul-General of the Republic of Belarus in the UAE, on enhancing joint cooperation, as well as prospects of trade and investment partnerships with both countries.

In the first meeting, the Chairman of the SCCI met with HE Mogobo David and his accompanying delegation, in the presence of HE Waleed Abdul Rahman Bu Khatir, Second Vice Chairman of the SCCI, HE Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the SCCI and Fatima Al Mokarrab, Head of the SCCI’s International Cooperation Department.

The meeting discussed cooperation and investment opportunities in various sectors, particularly, South Africa’s tourism sector, where the Consul General of South Africa called for making use of the Emirate of Sharjah’s expertise in family tourism field, pointing out that the cooperation in this sector helps serve the joint objectives and contributes to the development of the bilateral relations to high standards.

In turn, the Chairman of the SCCI shed light on the importance of communication between business communities in Sharjah and South Africa, noting that the participation in Sharjah’s global exhibitions represents a fundamental factor in this regard.

Al Owais invited South Africa’s private sector to take advantage of the specialized economic exhibitions organized by the Emirate of Sharjah throughout the year and to take part in those exhibitions to learn more about Sharjah business community’s needs, in addition to closely discovering the opportunities of the diverse economic sectors.

In a second meeting, HE Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the SCCI, met with HE Igor Bondarev, Consul-General of the Republic of Belarus, in the presence of HE Waleed Abdul Rahman Bu Khatir, Second Vice Chairman of the SCCI, HE Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the SCCI and Jassim Al-Mutawa, Consultant of Relations with the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The two sides discussed the prospects of bilateral cooperation in various domains and means of promoting the relationship between the two countries to keep pace with the potentials and capabilities of both parties.

Mr. Igor Bondarev conveyed the invitation of HE Vladimir Ulakhovich, Chairman of The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to Sharjah Chamber to visit the Republic of Belarus and to learn closely about the available investment opportunities, as well as ways of strengthening joint trade cooperation.

The Consul-General of the Republic of Belarus called on Sharjah Chamber to lead a commercial delegation representing Sharjah’s private sector with a view to participating in the economic events organized by his country, stressing Belarus’s great attention in terms of developing the economic relationships with the UAE’ business community.

During the meeting, Al Owais examined with the Belarusian Consul-General possibilities of organizing a trade and economic exhibition in Sharjah and inviting a wide range of Belarusian companies to take part in this exhibition.

He further said: “The aim of this step is to introduce the Belarusian distinguished products and services to the working companies in Sharjah. These events are playing a key factor in boosting and developing the economic relationships between the two sides.”

Chairman of the SCCI emphasized the positive impacts of such meetings with members of the diplomatic corps in the country since these meetings are always focusing on fostering partnerships and enhancing economic cooperation.

Al Owais underlined that the success of Sharjah’ business environment in reaching a global position forms a driving factor of the global attention to consolidating economic ties with the Emirate of Sharjah.

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