Government and private sector debate business environment reforms
The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce welcomed a delegation from the Arab-Mozambican Chamber, established just six months ago.
The Arab-Mozambican Chamber was established only six months ago and already boasts 63 member companies. On a quest for operational know-how, Mozambican delegates visited the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce. on Tuesday (4). The latter is the first organisation ever to be visited by the African team, who are looking for support in a bigger endeavour.
“This is the first Chamber we are visiting and this is the reason for our trip to Brazil. Our biggest goal is to get support from the Brazilian Chamber, to have it put us under its wing,” said Arab-Mozambican Chamber president Sérgio Matos in an interview with ANBA. The support they expect is for their organisation to be accepted as a member of the Union of Arab Chambers and recognised by the Arab League. The Union comprises chambers of commerce in Arab countries and elsewhere, including the Arab Brazilian Chamber.
The Brazilian organisation was chosen for the visit because it has been in existence for 66 years. In addition to support from Brazil, the Africans are doing internal work to strengthen the name of the newly-established entity. “In Mozambique, there are eight Arab ambassadors, and we are already in touch with them. We would like for them to draft a document recognising our Chamber and to submit it to the Arab League,” Matos explained.
The Mozambican Chamber’s plans include five agribusiness projects. “Brazil boasts expertise in agricultural technology, and we could link that with Arab investment,” the president said. Other potential target industries are national aviation, which Matos said lacks cargo models, and mineral resources.
The group will learn more about structural and managerial aspects of the Arab Brazilian Chamber this Wednesday (5). For the Tuesday meeting, the delegates were welcomed by Arab Brazilian Chamber interim CEO Tamer Mansour, and the ties connecting both organisations are expected to be in place by next year. In addition to Brazil, the Africans intend to learn from the Portugal Chamber, although the trip is yet to be scheduled.Source: ANBA - Brazil-Arab News Agency