(MENAFN- Emirates News Agency (WAM))
SHARJAH, 16th March, 2023 (WAM) -- The Sharjah Department of Governmental Relations (DGR) hosted the annual“Sharjah Diplomatic Day” on Thursday, in the presence of Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi, Chairman of the department.
The event was held in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, bringing together 71 distinguished representatives including 41 ambassadors and consuls from 55 nations spanning the globe and directors and a number of senior officials in Sharjah, including directors of government, semi-government, and private institutions.
BEEAH Group headquarters in Sharjah was the venue partner for the“Sharjah Diplomatic Day” event, as the organisation's commitment to sustainable practices aligns with the primary objective of this gathering, to underscore the importance of advocating for initiatives that prioritise environmental conservation and action on climate change, which have now become critical diplomatic priorities.
The Sharjah Diplomatic Day showcased a diverse array of opportunities in various sectors throughout the emirate, specifically in the fields of infrastructure and the environment, by highlighting investments, tourism, cooperation, and partnership possibilities.
The conference highlighted Sharjah's outstanding platforms, exhibitions, and international conferences that encourage cooperation and dialogue in fields like culture, arts, entrepreneurship, and trade fairs.
The main highlight of the event was a forum that featured Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi, Chairman of DGR; Khaled Al Huraimel, CEO of BEEAH Group; Mohammed Al Musharrakh, CEO at Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah); Shihab Al Hammadi, Director of Sharjah Media City (Shams); and Ohood N. Alaboodi, Head of International Affairs at Sharjah Government Media Bureau.
During this forum, the organisations gave full presentations about the important and impactful work that they do in their respective industries that focus on infrastructure investment projects in Sharjah, highlighting the significant role that their sectors play in the development of the city.
Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi said, 'Sharjah Diplomatic Day serves as a diplomatic window into Sharjah, connecting the world to Sharjah and Sharjah to the world. In this year, the UAE's Year of Sustainability and with COP28 ahead, our country has made climate change a priority. As we strive towards achieving the triple bottom line, which includes economic, social, and environmental success, we believe that our success and the planet's success is achievable.'
Khaled Al Huraimel added,“Forums such as Sharjah Diplomatic Day are invaluable, as it offers the unique opportunity for entities in the emirate to exchange ideas with ambassadors and representatives from around the world. At the same time, the forum offers a chance for nations to explore ways to strengthen cooperation, identify new opportunities for collaboration and explore investments in new, sustainable innovations in Sharjah, the UAE and the wider region.”
Following the forum, the attending ambassadors and councils were granted an exclusive tour of the BEEAH Group's facilities and departments, where they received a comprehensive overview of the group's notable sustainability and digital environmental projects.
Al Huraimel also highlighted the group's investments and projects both locally and internationally, further affirming their reputation as a leader in sustainable practices.