Developing trade and investment relations between South Africa and the UAE formed the basis of discussions when the Ambassador of South Africa to the UAE H.E. Saa'd Cachalia visited the Abu Dhabi Chamber recently.
Ambassador Cachalia and the accompanying delegation were received by Abdullah Mohammed Al Mazrouie, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and exchanged their views on the latest economic development.
H.E. Mohamed Helal Al Mheiri, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, attended the meeting as well.
At the beginning of the meeting, Al Mazrouei commended the visit of the South African Ambassador, pointing to the distinguished relations between the two countries and emphasizing on the readiness of the Abu Dhabi Chamber to increase trade and investment cooperation between businesses in both countries.
Al Mazrouei also pointed to the efforts of the Abu Dhabi Chamber to provide all the facilities necessary to overcome the challenges before investors and to activate the channels of communication between the related authorities in Abu Dhabi with their counterparts in South Africa.
For his part, Ambassador Cachalia congratulated Al Mazrouei for assuming the chairmanship of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, expressing his delight for the Chamber’s efforts in pushing the wheels of economic cooperation with his country forward. He pointed to the possibility of signing cooperation agreements between the Abu Dhabi Chamber and the competent authorities operating in trade and investment in South Africa.
During the meeting, Mohamed Helal Al Mheiri, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, gave a brief explanation on the diverse services of the Chamber and introduced the Chamber’s far-reaching network of international relations and its role in connecting foreign investors and businesses with the business community in Abu Dhabi.