Shurooq boosts trade ties at Sharjah-US roundtable

The roundtable formed the most recent of a number of initiatives and events by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority to encourage investment from the US.



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Published: Tue 18 Nov 2014, 10:24 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:39 PM

Sharjah: The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has concluded the Sharjah-US Business Roundtable, which was held in collaboration with the American Business Council of Dubai and the Northern Emirates at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Marwan Al Sarkal during Shurooq’s presentation at Sharjah-US business Roundtable in Sharjah. — Supplied photos

The event was attended by Shaikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Shurooq; Rob Waller, Consul General of Consulate General of the US; Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority; Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Shurooq; Ramsey Jurdi, President of the American Business Council Dubai; Hussain Al Mahmoudi, Director General of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Bjron Kjerfve, Chancellor of the American University of Sharjah; as well as members of the American Business Council and representatives of the US business community.

The roundtable formed the most recent of a number of initiatives and events by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority to encourage investment from the US, which included a series of high level investment seminars that were held by the Authority in Washington DC in April of this year.

Speaking during her opening address, Shaikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi reaffirmed the strong ties that exist between Sharjah and the US. “Sharjah and the US are no strangers. We have a long and successful shared business history that has brought benefit and progress to both our countries. Our emirate is growing, and I am very pleased that the American business communities have been and continue to be very important partners in this growth.”

Rob Waller remarked: “Supporting the business and trade ties between our two countries is of the highest policy priority and we are justifiably proud of the strength of our trade relationship. We’ve enjoyed three years of record-breaking trade between the United Stated and the United Arab Emirates and as we look forward we see even more opportunity to strengthen our business relationships. We are particularly enthusiastic about the opportunities here in Sharjah and look forward to the day’s discussion of the emirate’s four business pillars.”

— business@khaleejtimes.com


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