Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani participated in the annual co-ordinating meeting of the Joint Arab-Foreign Chambers, which was held on Monday at the League of Arab States headquarters in Cairo.
Sheikh Khalifa also attended the meeting in his capacity as vice president of the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) and vice president of the Arab French Chamber of Commerce.
The meeting was chaired by Ahmed Aboul Gheit, secretary-general of the League of Arab States, in the presence of Abdullah Mohamed al-Mazrouei, president of the Union of Arab Chambers, and Peter Ramsauer, president of the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
A number of Arab chairmen, vice chairmen, and secretaries-general for the joint chambers, the general secretariat of the Union of Arab Chambers, and the general secretariat of the League of Arab States also attended the meeting.
The meeting’s agenda included many topics, including the activities of the Joint Arab-Foreign Chambers during the past two years and the work plan for the current year.
It discussed the role of joint chambers in developing and promoting co-operation between Arab and foreign countries and in serving the businessmen from both sides.
The joint chambers were able to become economic institutions that have an active role in promoting Arab economic work with many foreign countries by creating a favourable climate, a strong network of communication and relations at the official and private levels, it was noted during the meeting.
As for future activities, the meeting reviewed the experiences of the joint chambers in the digital economy, as well as digital platforms that are being implemented by some of the joint chambers with the aim of creating a strong and credible database that greatly benefits the Arab business community.
It further discussed the participation of the Union of Arab Chambers in the Dubai Expo from March 28 to 30 through the ‘Joint Chambers Week’, with the aim of exchanging ideas and experiences and between Arab and foreign parties and enhancing communication between entrepreneurs from both sides.
The meeting’s agenda discussed the participation of the Joint Arab Foreign Chambers in the ‘4th World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum’ (WEIF 2022), which will be held in March at Expo Dubai. It is organised by the Union of Arab Chambers, in co-operation with the League of Arab States, the Union of Arab Banks, and the Arab Bank for Economic Development.
On the sidelines of the forum, the second edition of the ‘Arab Rally’ competition for entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership among Arab youth will be launched. Furthermore, the meeting discussed the European Union’s ‘Global Gateway’ strategy, and how Arab states take advantage of it. The Global Gateway aims to mobilise up to €300bn in investments between 2021 and 2027 and develop the infrastructure for many countries to compete with China’s Silk Road plan.