Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has welcomed a high-profile delegation of Senegalese ministers and private sector representatives, led by President Macky Sall, to discuss increased bilateral relations, trade and investment between the two countries.

On the occasion, H.E. Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, chairman of the Dubai Chamber, addressed the chamber’s efforts strengthen its ties across Africa, saying: “Dubai Chamber has been working to position Dubai as a gateway to Africa for some years now.”

“We see there is potential for cooperation between Dubai and Senegal in agriculture and food processing, construction materials, maritime, trade and tourism. And we hope through your visit today we can begin to explore these areas in more detail.”

President Macky Sall noted Dubai’s unique business model based on commerce, trade and tourism, and the key role of the Dubai Chamber in contributed to the city’s economic success. The Dubai Chamber also boasts 38 Senegalese companies as members, additionally supported by the Senegal Business Council since its establishment in 2004.

He called on UAE investors to come to his country to profit from the enormous opportunities in infrastructure, tourism, agriculture and economic zones. He added that Senegal had lots of incentives for investors, including stability, security and a strong regulatory system.

Further commenting on the broader relationship between Dubai and Africa, H.E. Al Ghurair added: “We see strong potential for Dubai to increase two-way trade and investment across the continent and later this year we will organise the Africa Global Business Forum to provide a platform for discussions about building a roadmap for future Dubai-Africa growth.”