The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has established a new office in Accra to enhance economic and trade ties with Ghana.
The new office was officially inaugurated by Hamad Buamim, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and follows the inauguration of an office in Ethiopia in 2013.
The inauguration of the new office is in line with the Dubai Chamber?s theme and strategy of enhancing ties with Africa and other untapped markets and with the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of Dubai.
Speaking at the inauguration, Hamad Buamim said that the launch of the Accra office was a vital step in the expansion of the chamber?s footprint in Africa and was a strong sign of their commitment to enhancing trade ties with Ghana and West Africa.
?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,? he said.
He also expressed his gratitude to the government of Ghana, the United Arab Emirates? (UAE) Ministry of Foreign Affairs and business partners who helped to make the venture a success.
The Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah, praised the venture as one that would take the two countries? bilateral relations to a higher level.
?The opening of this office reflects the commitment of the UAE and Ghana governments in enhancing trade ties,? he said.
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a non-profit organization established in 1965 that promotes Dubai as an international business hub and supports and represents Dubai?s business community.