Dubai – MENA Herald: The Board of Directors of the Arab Union for Industrial Exports Development (AUIED) has announced the appointment of Mohammed Ali Al Kamali, Deputy CEO of Dubai Exports, the exports promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED), as Vice President of the Union. The announcement came during the third AUIED General Assembly, held recently in Cairo, to discuss the Union’s initiatives and programmes for the remaining period in 2016.

The appointment confirms the regional leadership and growing international recognition of Dubai Exports among export promotion organisations. Dubai Exports on its part has been actively involving in Arab and international export development organisations, promoting partnerships while also supporting UAE firms target new export markets successfully.

Engineer Galal Abdel Fattah, Chairman of AUIED, said: “The Arab Union of Industrial Exports Development aims to highlight the growing competitiveness of Arab industrial exports and enhance such exports to promote trade between Arab countries and the rest of the world. We believe the addition of new members, particularly Dubai Exports, to our Board of Directors will strengthen the activities of the Union at the Arab and global levels.”

Abdel Fattah noted that it was in 2015 that Dubai Exports became a member of the Union’s Board of Directors, adding that the appointment of Mohammed Ali Al Kamali as Vice President within such a short time validates the efforts undertaken by Dubai Exports in promoting UAE exporters as well as the agency’s expanding role in overseas markets.

“It also shows the importance of Dubai Exports among Arab and international organisations and in supporting joint Arab action towards building new global alliances. The Union under its distinctively young leadership is well-placed to pursue development and innovation in the Arab industrial, trade and exports sectors,” said Abdel Fattah.

Al Kamali commented: “I am honoured to be the Vice President of the Arab Union for Industrial Exports Development. The Board of Directors will work as a team to activate the role of the Union on the Arab, regional and global levels. There are tremendous prospects for Arab alliances and our co-operation can help Arab countries boost their economies and achieve their development goals. Through the Union we will work to promote the diversity of Arab exports in new and potential markets.”

The AUIED General Assembly has also agreed to hold its 4th meeting, also the 7th of its Board of Directors, in Dubai during the first half of May 2017, as recommended by Dubai Exports.

AUIED was established in May 2014 within the framework of the Arab Organisation for Industry and Mining under the Arab League and was incorporated under the umbrella of the Arab Economic Unity Council in 2015. The Union comprises 32 members from 15 Arab countries and aims to develop industrial exports from member countries, enhance competitiveness of such exports, strengthen trade negotiation capacity of member countries, open new markets and promote Arab exports in foreign markets.