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Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi, Chairman of the   most diversified economies in  the Arab   Sharjah  Boston Business  Seminar, that
        Department of Government relations in   world, and with capital  inflows coming   set the tone for future conversations
        Sharjah said: “The long-standing  political,   into leisure  and tourism,  environment,   between our two cities.”
        and  economic  relationship between The   healthcare and logistics, financial services,
        United States of America and The United   and  notably, education  sectors, the   On his  part, Hussain  Mohammed Al   47
        Arab Emirates is something that we have   emirate  recorded FDI inflows worth   Mahmoudi, CEO of the  American
        celebrated during  this visit, this bilateral   $1.63 billion last year – significantly higher   University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE)
        relationship is important to Sharjah, and   compared to 2016 figures.”  and  CEO  of  the Sharjah Research,
        we aim to continue, and highlight  the                               Technology and Innovation Park (Sharjah
        important opportunities that exist in   He  explained:  “Similarly,  Boston  RTI Park), said: “Our visit to the city of
        investment between our two cities”.  contributes nearly $5 billion to the US   Boston is one of  the most significant
                                           economy annually, and is among the   opportunities for us at AUSE and SRTIP.
        He continued:  “With common values   world’s 30 most economically powerful   During the visit we were able to present
        between Sharjah and Boston, we look   cities in the world.  One of  the main   US-based investors and business  leaders   SHARJAH ACTIVITIES
        forward to developing bridges of culture,   drivers of progress on both sides is the   on the diverse opportunities Sharjah
        education and innovation between our   education sector, and we see unlimited   has to provide in the fields of education,
        students and our culture institutions and   potential for partnerships in this sector in   technology and innovative projects.”
        entrepreneurs in the future.”      both economies.”
                                                                             He added: “The Sharjah Boston Business
        Commenting on the  business  seminar,   He noted: “As one of  the primary   Seminar was also a key platform for  us
        Sheikh  Fahim  Al Qasimi  expressed   facilitators of international trade  and   to present investors the diverse range
        his pleasure of  collaborating  with the   investments  between  the  UAE and the   of investment projects especially in a free
        UAE Consulate and Invest in Sharjah  in   world, and Sharjah in particular, Invest in   zone environment, where regulations and
        organizing  the Sharjah Boston Business   Sharjah has hosted this high-level business   processes are more streamlined, practical
        Seminar,  saying:  "We  aim  to boost our   networking seminar to highlight new and   and provides strategic incentives for US
        business relationships,  and  I  am very   emerging investment opportunities to our   businesses  to expand their  networks in
        pleased to witness the recently growing   American friends and counterparts.”  the region.”
        activities between the two sides".
                                           Ideal Sharjah Sectors for US Outbound   HE Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of
        He noted  Invest in  Sharjah have been   Investments in MENA         Bee'ah said, "I am honoured to be a part
        spearheading their collaborations  with   Leading the entrepreneurial opportunities   of  this esteemed delegation to  Boston,
        public institutions and private companies,   in Sharjah, and sharing the emirate’s   and would like to thank Sheikh Fahim Bin
        to help  guide businesses,  and facilitate   commitment  and dedication to support   Sultan Al Qasimi,  Executive Chairman
        investment growth across all sectors with   start ups and SMEs from all around the   of  the Department of  Government
        a focus on Travel  & Leisure,  Transport   world, Her Excellency Najla Al Midfa,   Relations,  and the  Invest In Sharjah
        & Logistics, Healthcare, Environment,   CEO of the  Sharjah  Entrepreneurship   team, for  creating  an  opportunity for
        Education and Light Manufacturing.  Centre (Sheraa), said: “We are honored   us to connect, and encourage an onging
                                           to be part of the Sharjah Delegation to   discourse with industry  leaders and
        During  a detailed presentation on  the   Boston – this is an important step towards   experts at Boston.”
        investment  opportunities in Sharjah  and   expanding Sharjah’s  relations with
        the potential that lies for Boston and the   global talent hubs.  Meeting with other   He added: “Boston’s  national  leadership
        larger community of American investors,   like-minded organizations,  sharing our   in innovation, sustainability, education and
        Al Musharrkh said: “With shared interests   experiences  and exploring opportunities   research, is closely aligned with Sharjah's
        and common values, the UAE and US are   for  collaboration is all part of  Sheraa’s   interests as a pioneer for  sustainable
        close friends and strong partners.  strategy to  build  a global  network  of   economic development  in the Middle
                                           resources that our entrepreneurs can   East. In addition to strengthening bilateral
        Thanks to our open economy, attractive   benefit from.”              relations, this visit has offered new
        business  environment  and continued                                 perspectives  towards the development
        economic growth, the UAE and Sharjah   She continued: “We would like to take this   of  our  shared interests,  and offered
        have emerged as a key international trade   opportunity to thank the Department of   prospects to build on our complementary
        hub between East and West.         Government Relations for arranging this   strengths."
                                           trip. We would also like to thank Invest in
        He continued: “Sharjah boasts one of the   Sharjah for the insightful and collaborative   Danny  Sebright  welcomed  the
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