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19.01.2006 Business & Finance

Dubai, Ghana discuss ways to enhance ties

By Gulf Today
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DUBAI and Ghana discussed on Tuesday ways to enhance bilateral relations between the two states.

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) Director-General Abdurrahman Al-Mutaiwee and DCCI Director of Business Promotion Department Sultan Lootah received a Nigerian delegation led by Ghana Vice-President Al Haji Ali Mohammed.

The UAE Trade Exhibition in Ghana to be held in April and holding of a roadshow in Senegal about trading and investment opportunities in Dubai were discussed at length.

"We, as a matter of fact, had selected Ghana and Senegal in Africa thanks to the political and economic stability the two countries enjoy, which would constitute an important factor in setting up trading, economic and investment projects. Being there, would be a useful experience and unique economic event towards opening new markets for UAE products and services. The exhibition would provide businessmen and investors with an excellent opportunity for developing their trading ties with their counterparts in Ghana and Senegal, and a benchmark targeting the Western African markets whose population is more than 250 million people," said Mutaiwee.

Mutaiwee briefed his Ghanaian guest on the key role the DCCI plays in enhancing the economic movement in Dubai and supporting the businessmen's competitiveness in their drive to developing their activities, and providing investors with opportunities to enable them to effectively communicate with the business circles locally, regionally and internationally.

He also briefed him on the support the DCCI provides regarding guiding members on best ways to broaden their businesses and investments.

The vice-president of Ghana expressed his country's interest in enhancing economic and trading ties with the UAE, in general and Dubai, in particular through holding such exhibitions in Ghana due to the strategic location Ghana enjoys in Africa.

He welcomed the UAE Trade Exhibition to be held in Ghana and offered all types of support to make this event a success.

"It would constitute a great opportunity for the UAE companies to accesss key African markets, like Nigeria, Mali Benin Republic, Senegal and Ivory Coast," he said.

"We are fully committed to benefiting from the leading experience of DCCI and the ways it adopts in servicing its members and enhancing the trade exchange between Dubai and different countries, and broadening the investment opportunities in all trading, economic and real estate sectors in order for us to push forward the trade and economic movement and enhance growth at all levels to ensure more development and progress in our country," he said.