Arash Derambarsh – Courbevoie – Interview au magazine Arabian Business   Leave a comment

Interview au magazine Arabian
The Importance of Enhancing Communication Channels and
Collaboration Opportunities between France and the Middle East.
Interview with Mr. Arash Derambarsh, the Political Author and Member of the Board of
the French city of Courbevoie (Paris) during his visit to Dubai.
Kindly introduce yourself and
share with us the reason of your visit to Dubai.
“I was elected 6 months ago as a member of
Courbevoie’s Council. Earlier, I was working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
( When Mr. Dominique de Villepin was the Minister of Foreign Affairs). I
have  worked at the Ministry of Interior
(during the service of Nicolas Sarkozy as Minister of Interior). I, further,
worked with a Delegate at the Parliament.”“Courbevoie, located in Paris
(France) includes “la Defense” and is one of the most densely populated
municipalities in Europe. Also, Courbevoie ranks as the second-best and most
dynamic economical pole in Europe. (La Defense, Paris’s business district
hosting the tallest buildings in the metropolitan area, spreads over the
southern part of Courbevoie.). When I got elected, I prioritized the creation
of employment opportunities and the enhancement of the city’s relationships
with the other economically-remarkable cities around the world. Yesterday, I
met the new General Consul of Dubai who represents the French Government in the
United Arab Emirates. His excellency, the General Consul, said he would spare
no possible assistance for this project.”
Why does a local official play
such a role ?
“Due to the recent conflicts we continue to witness in
the world, I have been driven to contribute to extending bridges between the
Eastern and Western civilizations through the commercial and cultural
exchanges. In a bid to assure and highlight this matter, I always address it to
the leaders in France and try my best to communicate with their personnel
around the world. I believe that creation of careers is the prime concern of
the decision-makers everywhere and I think this constitutes a great chance for
building such bridges.”
What have you achieved during
this visit ?
“I met the management of  Majid Al Futtaim Companies Group. The company
has  over 25 thousand employees and is
considered the fourth largest employer in the region. Keeping in mind that
there are many young people in my city who are willing to travel out of France,
I came here and talked to the officials in-charge at “Majid
Al-Futtaim-Carrefour” regarding a coalition, and their response was very
positive. I hope this individual initiative turns into a real partnership between
Courbevoie and Dubai. This is the first time an official, who is locally
elected in France, has come up with such an initiative in Dubai.”“I do not want
to take help from a French bureaucratic body due to its slow pace. I am an
elected official who believes I must urge companies and deal with schools and
organizations. I will contact schools and universities at the beginning of the
academic year and inform them about our initiative to select the most-brilliant
students they have and train them in Dubai. This will inspire students giving
them the sense of distinction and responsibility because they know that their
hard-work and diligence will be directly rewarded.”
What is the goal of this
partnership ?
The goal of the partnership is to send young French
people to Dubai for a period of two years, after which they would return home
with open-minds and wider horizons, armed with expertise and know-how. Our
students will grow, learn and increase their knowledge while going through such
training in a global country like UAE. They will also change their
misconceptions about the Arabian world. Lack of knowledge increases
misunderstandings and consequently problems between culturally diverse
individuals. Travelling enlightens people and eliminates pre conceived notions
that generate hatred and malice, racism and discrimination. However, they will
have to work hard and meet the expectations of the company.”

Publié 25 avril 2015 par Arash Derambarsh - Courbevoie dans Non classé

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