The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) on Monday welcomed a high-profile delegation of Central America ambassadors to the UAE to explore means of enhancing economic cooperation and trade exchange relations and enhance joint investment with the Emirate of Sharjah.
H.E Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman, SCCI, received the delegation, which included Francisco Chacon, Ambassador of the Republic of Costa Rica, His Excellency Julio Castaños, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic, His Excellency Lars Pera, Ambassador of the Republic of Guatemala, and His Excellency Ricardo Lavery, Ambassador of the Republic of Panama.
Present at the meeting were H.E Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, Director General of the SCCI, and a number of department directors in the Chamber.
While welcoming the visiting delegation, Abdullah Sultan Al Owais touched on the constructive bilateral relations between the Emirate of Sharjah and the countries of Central America and means of advancing these relations through innovative initiatives conducive to further cooperation and commercial and investment partnerships.
“The Chamber is keen to strengthen its presence in the vital and emerging markets that provide opportunities for growth and expansion for its partners from the business community and private sector companies in Sharjah,” added Al Owais, stressing that Central American countries are full of investment opportunities, especially in the services sector, logistical, financial, agricultural fields, not to mention the Panama Canal, the strategic international waterway which provides unlimited opportunities for various sectors in the Emirate of Sharjah.
The ambassadors stressed the importance of enhancing the prospects for investment cooperation and encouraging joint work with the UAE and the Emirate of Sharjah.
They also underlined that Sharjah is an important partner in promoting trade and investments, enhancing cultural and educational exchanges and exchanging best practices in the fields of innovation techniques, enhancing food security and many areas of common interest, calling the Chamber to organize trade missions to gain new insights about investment opportunities in Central American countries, especially in the agricultural, coffee, timber, industry and tourism fields.
Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al Awadi shed light on the investment opportunities available in the Emirate of Sharjah and the attractive incentives provided to businessmen and investors who take advantage of the leading position of the emirate as a global business destination regionally and globally.
The visit ended with exchanging accolades and shields, followed by a tour to the permanent exhibition of locally manufactured products, where the visiting delegation was briefed on a wide range of products that are locally manufactured by more than 180 firms and exhibited through 191 stands