Dubai Chamber seeks stronger bilateral ties with Macedonia

DUBAI, 27th October 2015 (WAM) — To explore possibilities of closer economic cooperation between the business communities of Dubai and Macedonia, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, received a high-level 25-member Government delegation led by Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of Macedonia, on Monday at the Chamber’s head office.
Non-oil trade between Dubai and Macedonia reached AED23 million in 2014, with imports from Macedonia accounting for close to AED18 million and this meeting has come at the right time to help increase the trade volume between the two sides in the coming years, according to Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chamber’s board who welcomed the Macedonian prime minister and accompanying senior officials.
He added that the fact that Muslims account for 33 percent of the population of Macedonia offers ample scope for promoting Islamic economy through Halal food, tourism and hospitality.
Al Ghurair stressed on the importance of enhancing bilateral ties between Dubai and Macedonia, and said these ties will be further strengthened following this high-profile visit by the Macedonian prime minister and the ministerial delegation accompanying him.
He further stressed to the Macedonian officials that Dubai Chamber is committed to provide all possible support to Macedonian investors to enhance their business activities in the emirate.
He also stressed on the business synergies between Dubai and Macedonia stating that the Chamber is aware of the investment opportunities that Macedonia offers in agro-business and food processing, ICT, textile and clothing and automotive industry which both the sides can explore.
For his part, the Prime Minister of Macedonia, Nikola Gruevski, expressed his country’s desire to enhance mutual cooperation and to look for joint cooperation ventures in mutual areas of interests with their counterparts in the UAE.