Qatar Chamber Affirms Support for Joint Arab Trade and Investments
Qatar Chamber Chairman HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani led the Chamber’s delegation in the 131st meeting of the Union of Arab Chambers and the 55th meeting of the Federation of GCC Chambers convened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 7 until 9 June.
The meetings were attended by chairpersons and board members of Arab and GCC chambers.
The chamber’s delegation included Qatar Chamber Second Vice-Chair HE Rashid bin Hamad Al Athba and board members Abdulrahman Abduljaleel Abdulghani and Mohamed bin Ahmed Al Obaidli. Qatar Chamber General Manager Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi was also present during the meetings.
The Emirati side warmly welcomed the Qatari delegation, while the chamber’s delegation praised the hospitality and reception of the Emirati side.
In a press statement, Sheikh Khalifa stressed Qatar’s support for the joint Arab work in all fields, noting that Qatar Chamber supports all efforts in developing intra-Arab trade and in increasing joint Arab investments.
Sheikh Khalifa also pointed to the continuing coordination between different Arab chambers of commerce and industry and the efforts made by the Union of Arab Chambers to enhance trade among Arab countries and encourage mutual investments and achieve the desirable Arab economic integration.
131st meeting of the Union of Arab Chambers
The 131st meeting of the Union of Arab Chambers discussed many issues and topics such as reviewing activities of the union in the last period and reports and recommendations of the financial and executive committees and Joint Chambers Affairs Committee.
The meeting also discussed the final accounts of the union and the auditor’s report and a report of the General Secretariat on the financial situation of the union for 2020, as well as a statement of subscriptions and dues on member chambers and the estimated budget for 2021.
55th meeting of the Federation of GCC Chambers
The 55th meeting of the Federation of GCC Chambers, meanwhile, reviewed many topics aimed at boosting economic and commercial cooperation among GCC states.
The meeting also discussed the draft annual report of the General Secretariat of the Federation for 2021, updates of the establishment of a new federation headquarter, the final accounts of the General Secretariat for the year 2020, and the appointment of an auditor for 2021.
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