Sharjah Chamber, Embassy of Kosovo explore ways to boost economic ties

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Chairman, Mr. Abdullah Sultan Al Owais has discussed means of strengthening the economic, commercial, and investment ties with the ambassador of Kosovo to the UAE, Mr. Avni Arifi.

The meeting, which was attended by Raghda Hamad Taryam, a Board Member, Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, the SCCI’s Director-General, and a number of officials, has emphasized the importance of ongoing interaction between the two sides in order to further enhance bilateral cooperation, especially in agriculture, food, retail trade, and exhibitions.

Mr. Al Owais said, “Sharjah is a perfect investment destination for Kosovan companies, where they have huge potential opportunities for cooperation with their counterparts in Sharjah, particularly in trade, manufacture, agriculture, tourism, and logistics, in addition to exploring new avenues for building long-term partnerships that serve the interests of both sides.”

Abdullah Sultan Al Owais
Abdullah Sultan Al Owais
Chairman – SCCI

“The UAE-Kosovo relationship has grown into an integrated economic partnership, which resulted in ground-breaking agreements on the avoidance of double taxation, and the protection and promotion of investment and civil aviation, among others, in addition to the UAE-Kosovo Economic Forum, which was organized by the Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the SCCI and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, at the SCCI headquarters.”

Mr. Arifi has praised the UAE’s and Sharjah’s effective business models and stressed his country’s willingness to extend cooperation with the Emirate of Sharjah and make the most of the UAE’s expertise in various business areas. Furthermore, he has invited Emirati investors and businessmen to visit Kosovo and explore the diverse investment opportunities, especially in energy, agriculture, and infrastructure sectors.

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