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countries during the first nine months of   investing in Oman, with more than 8.8   Industry, said  that the  number of joint
         2018  reached 32.5 billion dirhams, and   billion dirhams as at the end 2016, while   Emirati  Omani companies  reached
         increased to 45 billion dirhams by the end   Oman invested  more than 3.1 billion   2800  companies in January 2019,
         of 2018, compared to 36 billion in 2017”.  dirhams  in the UAE by the end of the   investing in manufacturing,  energy,
       48  Al Mansoori added that the Sultanate of   same year.” The Emirati carriers, he said,   water, financial activities, construction,
                                           have 137 flight weekly between the cities
                                                                              real estate and trade, and we hope that
         Oman is the second biggest trade partner   of the two countries.     the forum develops this partnership by
         of the UAE among the GCC countries in                                sharing knowledge and experience and
         2017, and the 12th globally and the UAE   Dr. Ali bin Masoud bin Ali al Sunaidy,   establishing  joint ventures serving  the
         is  one  of the  most  important countries   Omani Minister of Commerce  and   economy of the two countries.

           Sharjah for researches and technology enhances

                                     its global partnerships

         The Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park signed a
         number of memoranda of understanding and strategic partnership
         agreements  with a group  of companies and institutions from
         Finland specialized in the fields of  innovation,  technology,
         scientific research and of mutual interest among diverse sectors
         such as academic cooperation, clean energy, dynamic economy
         and digital solutions.

         The  signing of these  partnerships translate the  vision of H.H.
         Sheikh  Dr. Sultan Bin Mohamed Al  Qasimi,  Member  of the
         Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to establish the Emirate
         as the capital for education, scientific research and innovation,
         through mutual cooperation, developing bilateral relations and
         build bridges of communication between Sharjah and the world
         to attract the world's leading companies in technology and   The memoranda and agreements were signed during a visit of an
         innovation and scientific research.                official economic delegation from Oulu, Finland.

                  Ruwad board directs to support industrial

                                        projects in Sharjah

         The board  of  the Sharjah Foundation
         to support pioneering Entrepreneurs
         (RUWAD) stressed  the  importance of
         focusing on supporting projects owners
         and entrepreneurs of the industrial sector,
         to  attract  more industrial investments
         and provide  the necessary  support, as
         small  and medium  size  projects  are an
         extremely important part of the economic
         diversity system in Sharjah and the UAE.

         The meeting of the board was headed
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