Monday 18th July 2022
Qatar Chamber Chairman HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani led the Chamber’s delegation participating in the 33rd meeting of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA) Board of Directors and its 38th General Assembly, as well as the 1st session meeting of the executive committee held from 17 to18 July in Masqat, the Sultanate of Oman.
The delegation also included QC board member Dr Mohamed bin Jawhar Al Mohamed and general manager Saleh bin Hamad al-Sharqi.
The meetings, which are hosted by the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, discussed ways to enhance economic development in all Islamic countries and boost cooperation between member states.
The General Assembly meeting approved Qatar’s hosting of the ICCIA’s General Assembly Meeting in 2023.
The agenda of the board of directors’ meeting touched on many topics including the recommendations of the Finance Committee, and approval of the establishment of the digital transformation committee.
It also reviewed the accreditation programme which allows chambers of commerce in countries within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to evaluate and enhance performance in a bid to apply best practices in businesses.
Yousef Khalawu was elected as Secretary General of the ICCIA during this meeting.
On the sidelines of meeting, many activities were held including an exhibition for productive families and handicrafts, a workshop about halal products and presentation about investment opportunities available in Oman, in addition to several B2B meetings to contribute to striking business partnerships among different participating countries.
It is worth mentioning that ICCIA is an affiliated institution of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and is the sole represents the private sector of 57 Member Islamic Countries.
It aims at strengthening closer collaboration in the field of trade, commerce, information technology, insurance/reinsurance, shipping, banking, promotion of investment opportunities and joint ventures in the Member countries.