DMCC Head Bin Sulayem Appointed UAE's Kimberley Process Chair

Finance and Trade
20/12/2015 18:45

Ahmed bin Sulayem, the chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, has been appointed by the UAE's Ministry of Economy as the chairman of the Kimberley Process which the UAE will chair in 2016. “The UAE will use this opportunity to focus on areas that will have the greatest impact on growth and development, in addition to sustaining the core values of the organization,” he told The National. He added that he would have an “open door” for organizations that have threatened to boycott the KP proceedings in Dubai. “I would be happy to work with them and we would like to have a dialogue.” NGOs, which are one of the three pillars of the KP, will boycott the organization in protest at the UAE being selected as KP chair due to what they called "widespread concerns over the UAE's lenient standards and antagonistic relationship with the Coalition."