HE Abdullah Sultan Al Oweis, Sharjah Chamber’s Chairman of the Board, stressed that strong economic ties bind the United Arab Emirates and especially Sharjah with the Republic of Uganda, and pointed out the Chamber’s keenness to build relations of cooperation in commerce and industry through economic events in Uganda in order to develop all sectors and open new horizons for investment for the business community in the UAE.
This came in a meeting hosting HE Rebecca Kadja, Speaker of the Uganda Parliament and president of the African Group in the International Parliamentary Union in Sharjah Chamber, attended by HE Jassem Al Naqbi, member of the National Council, and HE Khaled bin Butti Al Hajeri, Director General of Sharjah Chamber and officials.
The two sides examined the means to enhance cooperation between them in all economic, commercial and agricultural sectors, and the Ugandan guest called on Emirati businessmen to invest in her country now that a package of regulations and legislations have been adopted by the Ugandan parliament to encourage investment in Uganda, and her Excellency promised to provide them with all possible facilities.
Al Oweis stressed that the Chamber will continue to play its role in developing economic ties with Africa that comprises promising markets and huge opportunities for Emirati businessmen, explore the available opportunities for investment for businessmen in both countries and attract more investment and projects for the UAE and Sharjah in particular.
It is worth the mention that Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as part of its strategic plan to open new markets for investors and Emirati businessmen, had organized numerous visits and commercial delegates in the past two years for east Africa to examine the markets and areas for investment, as this visit is the fruit of diligent efforts to enhance the local economy and achieve prosperity for all inhabitants.
At the end of the meeting a tour of the permanent exhibition of local industries was organized for the visiting delegation that was apprised of the outstanding industrial growth in Sharjah emirate that exports many of its products to the Ugandan markets where they’re known for their good quality and competitive prices.