Abu Dhabi — The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI), in cooperation with the Confederation of Italian Industries (Confindustria), and the Italian Embassy in the UAE have launched the UAE-Italian Business Forum, with the participation of Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, Carlo Calenda, Italian Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Giorgio Starace, Italian Ambassador to the UAE.
They were also joined by representatives from more than 200 Italian and Emirati companies in the construction and contracting industry.
Mubarak Hamad Mohamed Al Ameri, Chamber board member, welcomed the Italian delegation and Italian company representatives, pointing to the strong and deep economic cooperation and trade relations that the UAE, Abu Dhabi and Italy share.
The Forum was attended by a number of senior members of the board, businessmen and representatives from Italian companies and institutions.
Al Ameri invited Italy to participate in implementing development projects in the emirate, especially in the industrial sector, which he said has great investment opportunities, as well as other sectors which are booming as a result of the continuous development the city is witnessing.
Speaking to the Italian delegation, he said: “Your country is a major and important trading partner for the UAE and Abu Dhabi. Trade between the two countries has seen a marked evolution which makes us look forward to greater cooperation between companies and institutions in both countries, particularly in the areas of real estate development and construction of industrial, investment and other important sectors.”
Starace said that the large Italian participation in the Forum reflects his country’s interest in the Abu Dhabi and UAE markets, and its desire to increase cooperation with construction and contracting companies in the UAE.
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