* All out efforts to boost joint Arab investments: Sheikh Khalifa
Qatar Chamber (QC) Chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani headed the Chamber's delegation participating in 131st meeting of the Union of Arab Chambers and the 55th meeting of the Federation of GCC Chambers which were convened in Dubai.
The meetings were attended by a number of chairpersons and board members of Arab and GCC chambers.
In a statement to the press, the QC chairman stressed Qatar's support for the joint Arab work in all fields, noting that Qatar Chamber supports all efforts aiming at developing intra-Arab trade and increasing joint Arab investments.
He also pointed out to the continuing co-ordination between Arab chambers of commerce and industry and strenuous efforts made by the Union of Arab Chambers to enhance trade among Arab countries and mutual investments and achieve the desirable Arab economic integration.
The agenda of the 131st meeting of the Union of Arab Chambers discussed many issues and topics such as reviewing activities of the Union during the last period and reports and recommendations of the financial and executive committees and Joint Chambers Affairs Committee.
The meeting also discussed the final accounts of the Union and the auditors report and a report of the General Secretariat on the financial situation of the Union for the year 2020, as well as a statement of subscriptions and dues on member chambers and the estimated budget for the year 2021.
While the 55th meeting of the Federation of GCC Chambers reviewed many topics that aim at boosting economic and commercial co-operation among GCC states. It also discussed the draft annual report of the General Secretariat of the Federation for the year 2021, updates of the establishment of the new headquarters of the Federation, the final accounts of the General Secretariat for the year 2020, and the appointment of an auditor for the year 2021.