His Excellency Abdullah Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry has received Paul Mashatile, the Official Special Envoy of South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa, and the accompanying delegation, at the Chamber’s tower in Abu Dhabi.
Members of the Chamber’s Executive Office, His Excellency Mohamed Helal Al Mheiri, Director General of the Chamber, and his Deputies Mr. Abdullah Ghurair Al Qubaisi and Mr. Helal Al Hameli, attended the meeting as well.
Both sides discussed increasing economic and trade cooperation relations between the two countries.
H.E. Al Mazrouei said that the UAE is very keen to increase and diversify its exports to South Africa considering the pivotal and promising investment opportunities in the African continent, especially South Africa. He explained that South Africa demonstrates strong economic growth rates and is one of the biggest countries in the African continent. “It is a strategic hub for African and international markets,” he added.
Al Mazrouei affirmed the readiness of Abu Dhabi Chamber to provide all the necessary services and support to open new doors for a fruitful trade cooperation and form new partnerships in different sectors as well as drawing new plans for joint work and increasing trade visits and the flow of investments between Abu Dhabi and Africa.
For his part, Special Envoy Mashatile, who is currently on a business visit to the UAE, expressed his delight for visiting the Abu Dhabi Chamber and its interest in cementing the economic and trade cooperation with his country, emphasizing that the bilateral relations between the two sides are witnessing increased development in different fields due to the support of both countries’ leadership.
Mr. Mashatile pointed to the importance of giving the opportunity for Emirati investors to explore new investments in South Africa and to expose them to all the available investment opportunities in the country and to promote the attractive investment environment of Abu Dhabi amongst South African businesses.