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Business Council Talks In UAE

Talks have ensued about establishing a Fiji United Arab Emirate Business Council. The council is expected to shape up once a meeting involving collaborative parties is convened in the interest of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
04 Apr 2022 16:30
Business Council Talks In UAE
Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport, Faiyaz Koya, with Investment Fiji’s acting chief executive officer, Kamal Chetty, in talks in Dubai.

Talks have ensued about establishing a Fiji United Arab Emirate Business Council.

The council is expected to shape up once a meeting involving collaborative parties is convened in the interest of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The first meeting, via virtual platform, will be arranged to explore the formation of the Fiji-UAE Business Council.

 

This as Commerce and Trade minister, Faiyaz Koya, met with his counterparts at the Expo 2020 in Dubai.

Fiji will continue to pursue further opportunities with the International Chamber of Commerce/Chamber of Commerce UAE, he said.

 

Investment Fiji
Investment Fiji will facilitate and ensure connections are made between the two parties, he said.

Joint ventures and partnerships are expected to be further forged between the UAE Chamber of Commerce, and its Fiji counterpart.

Discussions included gaining market access for Fijian Made products, within the UAE.

 

Dubai’s potential are in the areas of tourism, investments in climate resilient infrastructure, agriculture, food products and artificial intelligence.

Mr Koya attended Fiji’s National Day at Expo 2020, where he led a delegation that included Investment Fiji’s acting chief executive officer, Kamal Chetty.

The Fiji delegates met with the secretary-general of the Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the International Chamber of
Commerce, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Humaid M. Ben Salem.

 

Fijian pavilion At the Fijian pavilion, Mr Koya was joined by UAE Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

“We see this as a testament of commitment towards our bilateral relations,” Mr Koya said about the encounter.

Both parties mutually agreed to initiate a process of cooperation between UAE and Fijian Chambers of Commerce, a Government statement said.

 

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