(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))
SHARJAH, 9th September, 2018 (WAM) -- The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SCCI, will organise a number of trade missions to a number of Arab and foreign countries during the next three months, starting from mid-September until mid-December, as part of its foreign visit programme of 2018.
The chamber also intends to participate in a variety of prominent economic events around the world, in cooperation with a number of official departments inside and outside the country, with the aim of promoting Sharjah as a prominent economic centre regionally and globally.
In a press release issued on Sunday, the chamber said that the list of trade missions that the SCCI will organise or participate in includes; the 2nd UAE – Saudi Economic Forum; the 2nd edition of the Emirati – Portuguese Forum; an official trade mission to the Tangier – Tetouan - Al Hoceima region in Morocco; the UAE Week in Saudi Arabia; and the 14th edition of the UAE-Algeria Joint Committee.
The chamber will also participate in the World Investment Forum in Geneva and the SIAL Paris Exhibition, in addition to organising trade missions to both Uganda and Kenya.
Commenting on the announcement, Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the SCCI, stated that the chamber's initiative to send trade missions and to participate in a number of global economic activities comes as part of the framework of its annual foreign visit programme, which is organised by the Sharjah Exports Development Center, and the International Cooperation Department at the SCCI.
Al Owais added that the visits and trade missions have proven their effectiveness in raising the rate of trade exchange, establishing new investment partnerships between Sharjah and other friendly countries, and contributing in promoting national products, in addition to opening doors for the local business community to expand into various promising markets around the world.
In turn, Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the SCCI, said that the move is a continuation of some of the visits which took place during the previous years. He added that the visits aim to build on what has been previously achieved, and to enhance trade relations, as well as increase mutual cooperation between the Emirati business community and their peers in other countries.
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