Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry has inaugurated a new office in Accra, Ghana, as part of ongoing efforts to promote Dubai as an international business hub and strengthen economic and trade ties with Ghana and the rest of the continent.

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H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber who was also leading a trade mission to Ghana officially opened the new office in the Ghanaian capital.

The new office in Ghana marks the second office opened in Africa. The first, in Ethiopia, was inaugurated in 2013. These developments underscore the commitment of the Dubai Chamber to strengthening economic ties with Africa.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Accra office, H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber said, the launch of this office is an important development in the expansion of Dubai Chamber?s footprint in Africa.

?I would like to thank our Ghanaian government and business partners, and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, whose support and cooperation has enabled us to start a new era in Dubai and Ghana?s relationship,? he added.

The inauguration of the Accra office is a perpetuation of the Dubai Chamber?s strategy of exploring untapped markets in the world. In addition, the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, emphasise enhancing bilateral ties with Africa. This theme has also been reiterated at the Africa Global Business Forum organised annually by Dubai Chamber, with the last event held in October 2014.

Ghana is said to stands out as a beacon of safe investment in Sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to a strong GDP growth forecast and stable political environment conducive for business. Furthermore, Dubai businesses can use Ghana as a gateway to expand their reach to 250 million consumers in the region.

?This new office will open up a wave of opportunities for Dubai businesses and their competitiveness to reach out to the West African region while facilitating Ghanaian enterprises to use Dubai as an ideal gateway for Ghanaian exports to the Middle East region, South East Asia and Europe?, added H.E. Buamim.

Also speaking at the office inauguration, Hon. Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah, Minister for Trade and Industry, Ghana praised this development and stated that the new office is a manifestation of successful preceding trade and business forums and will help take the two countries? bilateral relations to a higher level.

Dr. Garbrah added: ?The opening of this office also reflects the commitment of the UAE and Ghana governments in enhancing trade ties.

He enumerated that the opening of the new office also reflects the commitments of Dubai and Ghana to enhance trade ties.

Source: spyGhana.com

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