Dubai Chamber signs strategic partnership with Rotterdam
During the mission, the two groups signed a strategic partnership in order to grow economic ties between the two regions.
“The Netherlands is an important trade partner for us, and we have been working to strengthen this relationship in recent years,” Hisham Al Shirawi, vice chairman of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, said. “Also, we see this repeat visit by the Rotterdam business delegation as yet another golden opportunity to strengthen our bilateral trade relations with Dutch businesses and to take them to a new level altogether.”
Al Shirawi talked about how Rotterdam and Dubai share many similarities, such as housing the largest port in their respective regions and efforts to diversify their economies.
“Being major re-export hubs in their respective regions, the Netherlands with easy connectivity to main European cities and Dubai’s strategic position as a gateway for doing business with other GCC countries, Africa, and Asia, makes it an ideal trade partner for European markets such as the Netherlands and Rotterdam,” he said.