Dubai Chamber receives Prime Minister of Uganda

May 22, 2014 4:46 pm

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry received Ugandan Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Amama Mbabazi and his accompanying delegation, at its head office recently.

H.E. Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber, welcomed the delegation in the presence of H.E. Essa Al Ghurair, Board Member, Dubai Chamber, and Adel Mohammed Al Zarouni Managing Director and Partner, Rivoli Group LLC.

He urged the Ugandan delegation to explore investment opportunities in the region and the rest of the world through Dubai as the emirate was working to strengthen its ties across Africa for some years now and more so since the launch of the Africa Global Business Forum in 2013.

H.E. Al Ghurair also stressed on the delegation to benefit from Dubai’s strategic location as a thriving East meets West destination as well as the opportunities arising from the emirate’s winning of Expo 2020.

Dubai’s leading drivers of economic growth including trade, tourism, logistics, financial and related services offer ample investment opportunities for Ugandan businesses, said H.E. Al Ghurair while assuring the visiting Prime Minister of the Chamber’s support to Ugandan businesses operating in Dubai and new investors wanting to set up their operations in the burgeoning city.

On his part, Rt. Hon. Amama Mbabazi congratulated Dubai Chamber officials for Dubai’s winning of Expo 2020 while lauding the emirate’s excellent business model which is very inspiring for his country, he said.

He called upon Dubai businesses to benefit from his country’s strategic location and liberalised market as he stressed on the incentives offered to investors starting with stability and including the regulatory system like non requirement of visa for investors wanting to enter the country.

Uganda occupies 111th position on the list of Dubai’s trading partners as the emirate’s non-oil trade with the country touched Dhs586m in 2013.