Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry has discussed mutual relations and commercial ties between the business communities in Sharjah and Belarus, with an official delegation from the east European country consisting of business representatives from various sectors.
The meeting, held at the Chamber’s premises in Sharjah, was attended by His Excellency Khaled bin Butti Al Hajri, Director-General of SCCI; HE Roman Golovchenko, Belarus Ambassador to the UAE; Mohammed Shattaf, Assistant Director-General for Members Services; and a number of business figures from Sharjah and Belarus.
Commenting on the meeting, Khaled bin Butti Al Hajri higlighted SCCI’s efforts to promote investment opportunities in Sharjah, and represent the interests of the local business community in the Emirate. SCCI, bin Butti continued, “aims to enhance Sharjah’s position as a global investment hub that offers appealing opportunities, and support the wider economic development in the UAE.”
Bin Butti invited the delegation to take advantage of these opportunities in the strategically located emirate, and the services it avails to international businesspeople, including cutting edge logistic support, banking systems, regulations, and world class fairs and events. Bin Butti also highlighted the Emirate’s economic diversification policy, and focus on transformative industries.
For his part, HE Roman Golovchenko, Belarus Ambassador to the UAE, indicated that the meeting was a great opportunity for the delegation to learn more about collaboration and investment opportunities available for Belarus’ private sector companies.
Golovchenko invited the business community in Sharjah to take advantage of the industrial modernization program launched in Belarus over the past decade, especially in petrochemical industries, one of the leading sectors in the country worth 6-8 billion dollars annually. Transformative industries (including plastic and rubber) form around 9% of this sector. Belarus is rich in raw materials, such as potassium, halite, wood, phosphorus, chalk, limestone, and natural dyes. The Ambassador also highlighted that the main industrial complex in Belarus is home for over 80 companies.