Sharjah seeks closer Dutch ties after trade mission

High-level delegation visits Amsterdam and Rotterdam in bid to boost trade ties
Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam is one of Europe's biggest.
By Sam Bridge
Sat 19 May 2018 12:50 AM

A high-level trade delegation from Sharjah, representing its government’s key investment and business entities, travelled to Amsterdam and Rotterdam in the Netherlands on a two-day trade mission.

The aim of the mission was to introduce Dutch investors to new business opportunities in sectors including logistics, tourism, environment, healthcare, education, media and digital productions, state news agency WAM reported.

The visit organised by Invest in Sharjah – the investment promotion agency of the emirate – is a follow up to the business roundtable in February, where Sharjah hosted over 150 Dutch investors, it added.

The delegation met representatives from key innovation hubs and centres in the city of Amsterdam, while Invest in Sharjah held a seminar in Rotterdam.

Mohammed Juma’a Al Musharrkh, CEO, Invest in Sharjah, said: "We are always looking at ways to optimise the relationship at a higher level, and partnerships in key sectors like healthcare, maritime, food and water sustainability, in which the Dutch represent some of Europe’s best, can be instrumental in driving sustainable and positive growth in both nations."

He said around 150 Dutch businesses are currently based out of Sharjah, adding that he is "keen on growing this number substantially".

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Last Updated: Sat 19 May 2018 01:14 AM GST

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