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Sharjah’s entities collaborate to boost economic development

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has discussed with the Department of Government Relations in Sharjah ways to develop and strengthen cooperation and coordinate the development of effective mechanisms for exploring new markets, creating economic partnerships, and monitoring investment opportunities in various key sectors.

Both sides also discussed ways to bolster Sharjah’s position as an attractive economic hub for investments, in line with Sharjah’s comprehensive and sustainable development requirements.

The meeting, which took place at the SCCI headquarters, was attended by Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Bin Khalid Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Government Relations; Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of SCCI, and Mohammad Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, Director-General of SCCI.

During the gathering, the two sides explored avenues of cooperation to implement the recent directives issued by the Executive Council of Sharjah to establish government-commercial liaison offices. The offices are set to introduce investment opportunities, attract foreign investment, support participation in local and international exhibitions and forums, stimulate trade and investment, serve the private sector, and develop economic relations.

Al Owais emphasized that the SCCI is committed to strengthening ties with all government departments and agencies to foster its partnership with them and showcase the emirate’s business environment as a leading hub that provides ample facilities and incentives.

He highlighted that the meeting would cement cooperation and coordinate government efforts to develop mechanisms for exploring more markets, forge economic and investment partnerships that benefit the emirate, and provide all possibilities to achieve sustainable development that serves all sectors.

Al Owais stated that the Sharjah Chamber is dedicated to implementing the directives of the wise leadership, and complementing the role played by each entity supporting the economic community, its activities, and sectors.

The meeting touched on the marketing mechanisms for Sharjah’s economy and identified the target markets. The chamber and the department of government relations discussed joint cooperation for Sharjah’s participation in various economic forums abroad, including trade missions and promotional plans aimed at discovering new markets, promoting and developing national exports, and attracting viable and high-quality investments to the national economy. This collaboration is expected to support the emirate’s comprehensive development objectives.

Separately, SCCI and Etisalat Services Holding (ESH) discussed ways to boost joint cooperation and leverage the technical and information and communication technology solutions provided by ESH.

Held at the SCCI headquarters, the meeting aimed to develop the digital environment of the Sharjah Chamber, enabling it to support the growth of digital services and foster the prosperity of the SCCI members and the wider business community in the emirate.

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