SCCI boosts trade ties with Uganda

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Top officials during the UAE-Uganda Business Forum in Sharjah.

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) held the “UAE-Uganda Business Forum” in honour of a high-level Ugandan delegation, which is currently visiting the Emirate of Sharjah.

The sides talked about ways to strengthen ties between the two countries.

Attending the forum were Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, SCCI Chairman, Zaake Wanume Kibedi, Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda to the UAE, and a number of SCCI officials and representatives from the Emirati and Ugandan business communities. Al Owais noted that the UAE and the Emirate of Sharjah are among Uganda’s most prominent strategic allies, adding that UAE-Uganda relations continue to grow in many sectors thanks to the support of the governments of both nations. He also noted that trade exchange between the two nations increased by 500 percent to reach US$2 billion by 2022.

Ambassador Kibedi extended the greetings of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni to the UAE government and people. The Ugandan Ambassador spoke highly of the close ties that the UAE and Uganda share, as well as the burgeoning economic collaboration between the two nations.

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has hosted recently the third leg of the Brazilian Coffee Week 2022, which is being organised by the Embassy of Brazil in the UAE in collaboration with the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in all the emirates of the State.

The event comes as part of both sides’ efforts to boost trade opportunities and increase exports of coffee products from Brazil to the UAE, in addition to exploring more areas of partnership and investment between the two friendly countries.

Separately, The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry has recently participated in the international conference to mark the 100th anniversary of the Egyptian Chamber of Commerce in Alexandria and the 40th anniversary of the Federation of Mediterranean Chambers (ESCAMI).

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