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Qatar emigrant to Dominican Republic helps launch Chamber of Commerce for MENA region

Qatar emigrant to Dominican Republic helps 
launch Chamber of Commerce for MENA region

Mustafa Abu Naba’a, an expatriate born and raised in Qatar until the age of 10, recently established the Dominican Chamber of Commerce for Middle East and North Africa Region (DoMENACham). The event was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Santo Domingo, the capital city of Dominican Republic.
Those present on the occasion included Foreign Minister of Dominican Republic Vargas Maldonado, Dominican envoy to State of Qatar HE Dr. Federico Cuello Camilo; Chargé d’Affaires of Qatar to Dominican Republic Yaser Al-Abdulla; Executive Director of the Center for Export and Investment Promotion Marius de León; Abraham Hazoury and Andrés Pichardo, Chairmen of two of the top Dominican tourist destinations Cap Cana and Casa de Campo, a number of diplomats, leading business community members and dignitaries.Addressing the gathering, Foreign Minister of Dominican Republic Vargas Maldonado said, “Countries in the MENA region were and continue to be one of the key melting pots of civilization, traditions and trade. That’s why I have given instructions to all Dominican embassies in the region to redouble their efforts in strengthening our bonds on all fronts.”
The minister said that DoMENACham should become the focal point for investors, exporters and importers from both sides. "I look forward to participating in visits organised by DoMENACham to the MENA region, especially during the forthcoming Dominican Weeks. As of now, I am the closest facilitator of this timely initiative,” added the minister.
Dominican Republic envoy to Qatar and Honorary President of DoMENACham Dr. Federico Cuello Camilo said, "The 19 countries in the MENA region represent 4.5% of the world''s GDP. Trading and investing with MENA countries should be essential for strengthening our positioning as the hub of the Americas, not only for trade but also for air and maritime transport, for fuel distribution, and for providing the most efficient logistics that our optimal location allows.”As the focal point for organising future events in MENA countries, he said, “DoMENACham should help us, also, to promote better the joy of our people, the creativity of our culture, the dynamism of our economy, the colours of our biodiversity and the many delights of our gastronomy”, said ambassador Cuello Camilo.
Mustafa Abu Naba’a, Founder and Chairman of DoMENACham, said, “DoMENACham will be there to partner with governments so that we take advantage of the existing opportunities, implement our agendas and ratify all signed agreements. We’ll be there with the private support required to enhance cooperation, investment and trade between our countries.”
Mustafa had left Qatar at the age of 10 for his elementary studies in Jordan and higher studies in the United States. He met his wife, Jazmin Nader, a Lebanese descendant in the US, where they got married.