The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SCCI, represented by Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the chamber, held discussions with Igor Bondarev, Consul-General of Belarus in the UAE, on enhancing joint cooperation, as well as prospects of trade and investment partnerships with Belarus. Al Owais’ meeting with Bondarev explored prospects of coordination in various domains and means of promoting relationship between both countries to keep pace with the potentials and capabilities of the two sides. Bondarev conveyed the invitation of Vladimir Ulakhovich, Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to Sharjah Chamber to visit Belarus and to learn closely about the available investment opportunities, as well as ways of strengthening joint trade cooperation. Bondarev called on Sharjah Chamber to lead a commercial delegation representing Sharjah’s private sector with a view to participating in the economic events organised by his country, stressing Belarus’s great attention in terms of developing the economic relationships with the UAE’ business community. During the meeting, Al Owais examined with the Belarusian Consul-General possibilities of organising a trade and economic exhibition in Sharjah and inviting a wide range of Belarusian companies to take part in this exhibition. "The aim of this step is to introduce the Belarusian distinguished products and services to the working companies in Sharjah. These events are playing a key factor in boosting and developing the economic relationships between the two sides," he added. Al Owais underlined that the success of Sharjah business environment in reaching a global position forms a driving factor of the global attention to consolidating economic ties with the Emirate of Sharjah.