His Excellency Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and His Excellency, Alexander Mora, Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, discussed prospects of cooperation between Sharjah and Costa Rica.
Al Owais also met His Excellency Mohammed bin Obaid Al Mazrowei, Chairman of the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development. They discussed ways of fostering cooperation between the chamber and the authority in various food industries to serve the interests of private sector.
The meeting with the Costa Rican Minister was held at the chamber’s headquarter, and was attended by His Excellency Waleed Abdul Rahman Bu Khatir, Second Deputy Chairman of SCCI, His Excellency Khalid bin Butti Al Hajri, Director General of SCCI; and Fatima Al Maghreb, Head of the Economic Cooperation and External Relations Department at SCCI.
During the meeting, both sides discussed ways to activate the signed agreements between the chamber and the Costa Rican side, and to introduce the private sector to investment opportunities in Costa Rica.
Al Owais stressed on the keenness of Sharjah Chamber to drive the economic and trade relations between the Emirate and Costa Rica forward, establishing more cooperation and mutual investments to serve the interests of both sides.
For his part, Mora invited SCCI’s Chairman to visit Costa Rica, to motivate the private sector to benefit from Costa Rica’s health, food and hospitality industries. He also urged the SCCI to utilize the opportunities at an economic exhibition set to be hosted in Costa Rica by the end of September, with the participation of over 1000 national companies from various economic sectors, highlighting Costa Rica’s interest in the Halal market.
Cooperation with the Authority
On a separate note, the Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently met the Chairman of the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development, at the chamber’s headquarter. The meeting was attended by His Excellency Khalid bin Butti Al Hajri and Fatima Al Maghreb, and discussed ways to strengthen cooperation between the two sides and work to organize the "Mauritanian-Gulf Business Forum" in Mauritania. The meeting also focused on methods of maintaining the partnership between the SCCI and the authority, with the support of the Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce & Industry and other Arab, regional bodies.
The meeting resulted in the agreement on coordinating a preparatory visit in the near future, to ensure the success of the joint event. The visit aims to reach a constructive visualization on investment opportunities in Mauritania, and implementing projects that strengthen relations between all parties and contribute to the development of food industries in the country.
It is worth mentioning that the GCC-Mauritania Business Forum will focus on the development of trade and economic prospects for fostering partnership between the participating parties. The Forum will focus on the investment environment in Mauritania and cooperation between the GCC and Mauritanian business enterprises.