World Logistics Passport (WLP), the Dubai-led global initiative to facilitate the flow of international trade, welcomes the South African SMME Chamber of Commerce to its growing global network.
WLP currently has 15 partners in South Africa and more than 200 partners worldwide. Since its launch in 2020, the initiative has come a long way, supporting its network to remove barriers to trade, unlock intermodal trade, smooth the overall trade journey for traders and facilitate access to emerging markets.
Abdulrahman Bin Haider, Head of World Logistics Passport, and Noah Debeila, Chairman of SMME Chamber of Commerce and Chief Entrepreneur Organizer, signed the latest agreement in a virtual ceremony. It was signed in the presence of Mahash Saeed Al Hameli, UAE Ambassador to South Africa, as well as other senior representatives from the UAE Embassy and WLP.
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Al Hameli said: “The UAE remains South Africa’s largest trading partner in the Gulf region and the second largest trading partner on the African continent. We look forward to working with key partners such as the SMME Chamber of Commerce in South Africa to open up new areas of future trade and investment cooperation between the two countries. This is in line with the UAE’s commitment to contribute to strengthening South Africa’s development and growth.”
Bin Haider said: “We are delighted to welcome the South African SMME Chamber of Commerce as a valued partner of WLP. Our aim is to further engage with our global network of partners and members to discuss the real challenges facing the trade and logistics industry in South Africa and around the world. We We would like to thank the UAE Embassy in South Africa for their tireless efforts and support to strengthen WLP’s expansion by establishing promising trade and economic links with top international and regional companies in important sectors.”
Debeila said: “Through this strategic agreement with WLP, we place great emphasis on strengthening bilateral trade and economic development between the UAE and South Africa. We are firmly committed to enhancing the trade journey between the two countries, stimulating business growth and increasing Africa’s access to investment attraction.” — trade arab news agency