State of New South Wales seeks to promote trade with UAE, says chairman Mohamed Hage

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Photo shows (L-R) Dr Ashraf Mahate, Chief Economist, Dubai Exports; Mohamed Hage, Chairman – NSW, Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Khalid Al Hajri, Director General, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group; Sunil Kaushal, Regional CEO, Standard Chartered Bank; and Moin Anwar, Commissioner (Middle East), New South Wales Government.

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Dubai – Mohamed Hage, Chairman, State of NSW, Treasurer and Board Member, Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry (AACCI) is keen to promote trade between the State of NSW and the UAE. The Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry continues to work in a diverse range of sectors in fostering investment and trade flows, and creating stronger government to government ties between Australia and the UAE. The sectors include aviation, health, education, agriculture, FMCG, infrastructure and financial services. This he said during a meeting with Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group, in Dubai on 29th April, 2018.

Mohamed Hage, Chairman NSW, AACCI, has extensive experience in capital and investment markets globally and has also contributed to identifying and expanding on business growth and investment opportunities between Australia and the UAE, said Moin Anwar, Commissioner (Middle East), New South Wales Government.

Mohamed Hage said, “We look forward to continuing to build foreign development trade between Australia and the UAE. Australia is looking forward to building trade with the UAE in FMCG sector, particularly Fruits and Vegetables and other FMCG products. The UAE is an important hub in MENA region and we are keen to enhance the relationship with Al Maya Group of companies, one of the leading FMCG distribution company in the Middle East.”

“The State of New South Wales in Australia has had a strong trade and investment relationship with the UAE. We have been doing business together for a long time, very successfully. The UAE is an important market for New South Wales exporters of agricultural products including meat, fruit and vegetables. We have a reputation for clean, green and safe agricultural products. We are delighted at the strong interest being shown by the Al Maya Group to bring our exceptional quality food and beverage items from New South Wales to customers in the United Arab Emirates,” added Moin Anwar. -abdulbasit@theuaenews.com