Sharjah Chamber and Syrian Delegation pledge to enhance trade relations

By Salma C, Intern Reporter
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The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) recently received a Syrian delegation to discuss enhancing economic relations and trade exchange.

The Syrian delegation was led by Mr. Kinan Zahreddine, the Syrian Consul-General in Dubai. Mr. Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the SCCI received the delegation in the presence of Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, the Director-General of SCCI, Mr. Abdulaziz Shattaf, Assistant Director-General of the Communications and Business Sector and several other SCCI officials.

The meeting reviewed potential investment opportunities to support economic cooperation and enhance the partnership between businessmen from both nations.

On the occasion, Mr. Abdullah Al Owais stated that the meeting will help to establish investment partnerships between private sector institutions and companies in both countries.

Mr. Al Owais stressed the need to increase efforts to raise the volume of trade exchanges, especially in urban development, tourism, industry, agriculture, and other sectors, taking advantage of the opportunities available through investments and the establishment of projects.

The Chairman made it clear that the SCCI is interested in diversifying its partnership at all industrial and commercial levels with all countries, especially sister Arab countries, in line with the vision of the leadership of the importance of strengthening Sharjah’s economic ties with Arab countries.

Mr. Al Owais has promised all support and facilities from SCCI to Syrian businessmen wishing to invest in Sharjah to take advantage of the Emirate’s unique advantages and the ideal economic environment.

Meanwhile, Mr.Kinan Zahreddine stressed the strength of the Syria-UAE relations and his country’s keenness to expand economic cooperation with Sharjah and develop investment partnerships between the various private sectors in the two countries.

Mr. Zahreddine expressed the hope that the visit would help to strengthen mutual partnerships to meet the aspirations of the two brotherly countries and their economic potential.

The Syrian Consul-General noted that bilateral trade between the two countries has achieved remarkable energy in the past period and that in light of the improvement in the situation, growth is expected in investments in Syrian markets.

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