The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) received a delegation from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh to discuss joint economic relations and ways to enhance the role of industrial and commercial sectors and specialized bodies in light of the constructive cooperation between the two friendly countries.
The two sides also exchanged opinions and views on how to benefit from the expertise available on each side, so as to establish joint investment projects in information technology, agriculture, tourism, transport, and logistics services.
While welcoming the visiting delegation, HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais stated that Sharjah and the UAE, in general, have strong historical bilateral relations with India and that these relations have witnessed remarkable development in all fields, backed by the common will of the leaders of the two countries.
"The SCCI is eager to strengthen these relations and push them towards broader horizons, by building more communication and cooperation and implementing joint investment projects between the Emirati and Indian business communities in the interest of the two friendly countries towards further growth and prosperity," added Al Owais.
Shri Manish Chauhan, Director of the Industrial Sector in the Government of Uttar Pradesh, affirmed his country's keenness to develop cooperation relations with Sharjah in order to enhance the movement of trade exchange and mutual investment.
He mentioned that the state of Uttar Pradesh has investment components in many economic sectors. With a population of more than 240 million people, the state is one of the largest Indian markets, as well as one of the largest tourist areas, and ranks second in ease of doing business.
The state also exports its products to the Middle East, Asia and Africa, including foodstuff, information technology, cloth and agriculture, as well as defense, civil and military aviation