A delegation from Ethiopia was hosted by Dubai Chambers and consisted of members of the private and public sectors.
Dubai Chambers welcomed 10 decision makers from Ethiopia’s private and public sectors to discuss closer cooperation between the two countries. The delegates aimed to explore Dubai’s advances in digital services, to discuss the creation of business partnerships and to sign agreements in support of the Digital Ethiopia 2025 Strategy.
The delegation was led by Ewnetu Abera, CEO of Perago Information Systems, the company that will implement the .gov initiative for the government of Ethiopia. The delegation included representatives of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Innovation and Technology and executives from Perago.
Eight meetings were held with representatives of Dubai Chambers and Digital Dubai, and a number of private companies, including OnTime, ValueGrid, Digital Falcon, and World1Media. Partnerships and collaborations were discussed across the board.
The delegation met Khalid Al-Jarwan, Executive Director of Dubai Chamber for Digital Economy, who covered the evolution of the digital economy in Dubai, as well as the Chamber’s efforts to promote the emirate as a world capital of the digital economy and a leading destination for international digital companies. Al-Jarwan stressed the importance of partnerships and collaborative efforts and stated that his organization is ready to provide the necessary facilities and support to encourage African digital companies to choose Dubai as their base of operations and a gateway for their expansion.
The visiting delegation highlighted the strong partnerships between the private and public sectors in Dubai, the speed of digital development and the experience gained as a result.
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Omar Khan, Director of International Offices at Dubai International Chamber, said that The Chambers’ representative office in Ethiopia is committed to supporting Dubai-based companies to expand into global markets and export the emirate’s successful experience in various fields as a means to achieve strategic objectives, he explained.
The delegation toured the Membership and Documentation department at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, met its Director Abdulla Al-Theeb, and explored the smart services the Chamber offers its members. Al-Theeb highlighted the principles that the Chamber’s customer service and digital transformation systems rely on, pointing out that customer happiness is a top priority that requires continuous investment to provide exceptional solutions for customers to complete their transactions easily and conveniently, saving them time and effort.
Trade between Ethiopia and the UAE passed USD 2.5 billion over the last five years.