Sharjah Chamber, Tunisian Consulate explore ways to boost trade & investments

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and Tunisian Consulate in Dubai have discussed ways to strengthen bilateral trade and economic ties and to explore the investment opportunities available to the two countries’ business communities.

HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of SCCI, has emphasized Sharjah’s competitive advantages as a leading international business destination, and its sophisticated infrastructure and attractive business environment, where Industry, trade, tourism, and business tourism are key pillars of the emirate’s economy.

He added that the Chamber is always eager to increase its network of partnerships with all countries, particularly friendly Arab countries, at the industrial and commercial level.

Consul General of the Republic of Tunisia in Dubai, HE Shahir Dajbi highlighted that the bilateral meetings will help to foster business ties and facilitate practicing businesses. Further, he has invited Emirati companies to start their investment journey in Tunisia, which is bursting with numerous investment opportunities in food, construction, and agriculture sectors.

Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, Director-General of the SCCI, has commented on the importance of the meetings in the exchange of experiences and the organization of different collaborations, by encouraging Tunisian companies to participate in this year’s exhibitions hosted and organized by the Expo Centre.

“The Chamber attaches special importance to the cooperation with the countries of the African continent, especially the sisterly Arab countries in North Africa,” Mr. Al Awadi said.

He further noted that the volume of non-oil trade exchange between the UAE and Africa amounted to $40.7 billion during the first nine months of 2020, compared to $36.9 billion during the same period in 2019.

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