UAE’s SCCI, Portuguese delegation discuss ways to boost economic ties

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has discussed ways to improve economic relations between Sharjah and Portugal with the delegation, headed by Mr. Eurico Brilhante Dias, Portugal’s Secretary of State for Internationalization.

The meeting, which was attended by SCCI’s Chairman Mr. Abdullah Sultan Al Owais and, its Director-General Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, also explored the areas of cooperation between the emirate and southern European country.

They also highlighted the necessity of coordinating joint programs that benefit their respective business communities, as well as a trade mission to Portugal in 2022 to strengthen economic, trade, and investment relations.

Mr. Al Owais emphasized Sharjah’s strong links with the Portuguese business community and remarked about the first Portuguese Business Council in Sharjah.

He continued that SCCI is always working to improve the emirate’s trade connections with Portugal by boosting trade and business trips, as well as participating in trade events in Sharjah and Lisbon.

Mr. Al Owais also presented Sharjah’s economic growth and future projects across all sectors to the Portuguese delegation and invited Portuguese businessmen and companies to invest in Sharjah and attend relevant international events, which provide invaluable opportunities to form partnerships with UAE companies and institutions.

For his part, Mr. Dias underlined his country’s eagerness to strengthen trade ties with Sharjah, stressing that his country is ready to learn from SCCI’s pioneering experiences in helping its local business sector and recruiting foreign investment.

He also described the UAE, in particular Sharjah, as an ideal economic partner for the Portuguese business community, and welcomed SCCI to visit Portugal’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

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