Wed 02-02-2022 19:21 PM
ABU DHABI, 2nd February, 2022 (WAM) -- Abdulla Mohammed Al Mazrui, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, discussed with Hon. Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala in India, the prospects of cooperation in diverse economic sectors and the best means of cementing trade and investment relations between Abu Dhabi and Kerala in a way that reflects their respective capabilities.
Held at the Chamber’s tower in Abu Dhabi, the meeting witnessed the attendance of Sunjay Sudhir, Ambassador of India to UAE, and Yousef Ali, 2nd Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, along with Mohamed Helal Al Mheiri, Director General of the Chamber.
During the meeting, Al Mazrui applauded the strong Emirati-Indian relations, and the fast-paced cooperation in all economic sectors, which would create more opportunities for growth and prosperity, attract more investments, and increase bilateral trade between the two sides.
Al Mazrui added that the Abu Dhabi Chamber is completely ready to increase its cooperation relations with Kerala to better serve the private sector in the two states, pointing to the need to seize all cooperation opportunities and expand the partnerships in the agriculture sector, the industry, tourism and food security.
Hon. Vijayan expressed his appreciation for the welcome he received at the Chamber, noting that Kelara and Abu Dhabi share strong relations on all levels especially in the economic, trade and investment fields.
The Chief Minister added that his visit comes to cement the cooperation and investment relations between Indian businesses with their Emirati counterparts, considering the attractive business environment of the UAE in general and Abu Dhabi in particular, which makes it an attractive destination for Indian investments and capitals.
Yousef Ali, 2nd Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, gave a brief explanation about the Chamber’s services, noting that the Chamber works constantly with other economic establishments in the emirate to support businesses and to turn the private sector into an active and impactful factor in the national economy.
Ambassador Sudhir, for his part, praised the strong relations between the UAE and India on all levels, noting that the free trade agreement between the two countries is at its final stages and that it would contribute to boosting trade and investment trade between them.
By the end of the meeting, Vijayan called on to the Abu Dhabi Chamber to form an economic delegation and visit Keala to take a closer look at the available investment opportunities in diverse sectors, especially in agriculture, industry and tourism.