By Gena Lubem, Abuja
The President of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, CON., SAN this day paid a partnership building visit to the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Nigeria, HE Dr. Fahad Al-Taffaq.
Discussion centred on the need to deepen economic relations between the two countries which will be driven by the respective chambers of Commerce in view of the strategic importance they have on doing business.
Prince Kayode who explained the activities and mission of the chamber as well as its activities that have greatly impacted on the economy of the nation said, he was visiting to unveil that Chamber to the Ambassador, seek areas of partnerships/collaborations, tap from opportunities inherent among themselves as well as build an ensuring economic relationship.
Prince Kayode also said it was important for ACCI to deepen trade ties with Dubai Chamber of Commerce who organises series of annual events aimed at promoting business cooperation between UAE and Nigeria.
The President also unveiled 2020 calendar of activities to the Ambassador during the meeting.
HE Fahad who said he was elated at the visit pointed out that the discussion with ACCI President has shown that there are several doors of opportunities that would be unlocked for the mutual benefits of both countries.
He assured that in both the Annual Investment Meeting holding in March and Global Business Forum taking place in November, he will personally facilitate the participation of ACCI President and linkage with the UAE Minister of the Economy.
He also promised to open discussion with Dubai Chamber to step up the level of cooperation it has with ACCI as a strategic steps towards sharing knowledge, experience, market intelligence report, embark on joint activities, sign important agreements etc.
According to him, the Regional Trade office of UAE which was moved to Ghana will be returned to Nigeria and ACCI will be made to play important role in it, promising to participate in the 2020 Abuja International Trade Fair.