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International Ceramic City strengthens UAE’s business ties with China

United Arab Emirates: Thursday, June 09 - 2011 @ 14:15

Consul General Zhan’s visit included an exclusive site tour of the ICC project followed by a meeting hosted by H.E Mohammed Rashid bin Ghader Al Ketbi, Chairman of Al Rashid Investments (ARI), a major player in real estate investments and development.

Senior officials, including the Managing Director of ARI, Mr. Ramesh Tolani and CEO of ICC, Mr. Naseer Ahmed, received the Chinese delegates that included Yujun Bao, Research Fellow of the National Advisory Board, All China Private Enterprise Federation; Xiao Qiang, Chairman of the Development & Research Center for Small & Medium Businesses; Zhang Yua, Chairman of the China Alliance for Low Carbon Action; Xian Wu, Deputy Director of the Chinese International Economic Co-operation Association, Ministry of Commerce, People’s Republic of China; Wan Jun, Chairman of UAE – China Chamber of Commerce and Stephen Wong, Regional Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

The visit and discussions reflected the strong and continuously growing economic ties between China and Dubai in which ICC plans to play a significant role once the development formally opens for business in November this year.

“We are honoured by HE Consul General Zhan’s visit and pleased to have had the opportunity to discuss with him the current progress of our development project at ICC,” Naseer Ahmed, CEO of ICC said. “China is not only a key market for ICC, due to its growing quality manufacturers, but also a highly valued trading partner for Dubai and the UAE, and visits like this help to strengthen our ties.”

Following the site tour, a dinner was organized for the visiting VIP delegation at H.E Mohammed Rashid bin Ghader Al Ketbi’s private Majlis at which Mr. Yujun Bao of the National Advisory Board expressed his appreciation of ICC: “The ICC development is a great opportunity for Chinese Manufacturers to promote the Chinese ceramics industry and to break away from the perception of cheap and low quality goods to higher quality branded products that are internationally recognized. Our goal is to change the perception of Chinese products and brands. This project further strengthens the existing business ties between China and the UAE.”

The visit is the latest in a series of strategic interactions between ICC and leading international ceramics manufacturers designed to further develop ICC as an international destination which offers a one stop shop for manufacturers and buyers around the globe. ICC was also one of the leading sponsors of the Middle East Fortune Forum, a Sino-Arab business cooperation forum between Chinese businessmen in the Middle East and Chinese entrepreneurs aiming to bridge the gap between the Middle East and Chinese enterprises.

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