Sharjah discusses new ways of collaboration with Guatemala

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Sharjah’s Department of Government Relations’ (DGR) Chairman Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi and Mr. Lars Pera, Ambassador of the Republic of Guatemala to the UAE, have discussed means to strengthen cooperation, particularly in the areas of renewable energy, culture, and tourism.

The two parties have looked into ways to improve cooperation and build connections between Sharjah and Guatemalan cities.

The DGR Chairman and the Guatemalan Ambassador further discussed the emirate’s rich cultural agenda and numerous cultural sites, as well as the chances open to the latter to participate in Sharjah’s year-round events, which would help introduce a new culture to UAE residents and citizens.

Sheikh Fahim stressed the importance of Sharjah as a regional trade and investment hub, highlighting the numerous opportunities available in the emirate for investors from Guatemalan cities to diversify their portfolios and strengthen cultural and economic ties, particularly in areas of mutual interest.

Sheikh Fahim bin Sultan Al Qasimi
Sheikh Fahim bin Sultan Al Qasimi
Chairman – DGR

“The meeting with the Guatemalan Ambassador was held as part of our ongoing quest to establish ties with cities that have successfully showcased their experience in various fields, most notably cultural, social, and science. We believe that the most successful experiences stem through dialogue and partnerships between societies around the world who share similar visions and aspirations. Since its inception, DGR has been extremely successful in forging international partnerships that benefit all partners to lay the foundation for a prosperous future.”

Mr. Lars Pira Perez commended on Sharjah’s unique development journey that perfectly balances economic growth with social and cultural development.

Furthermore, Guatemala is interested in benefitting from Sharjah’s journey of resilience and agility, which has helped it deal with a variety of difficulties and is paving the way for more stimulating growth, noted the Guatemalan Ambassador.

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