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MENAFN Press - 07/04/2014
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(MENAFN Press) Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Co. (AAW) today announced that Chairman and Managing Director of AAW, Mr. Faisal Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa met with French Ambassador to Kuwait, HE Christian Nakhl, Michel Boivin, Head of the Economic Department and Rabih Soufangi, Economic Attach, at AAW's headquarters and together discussed enhancing business ties with France's pharmaceutical industry to further advance the healthcare sector in Kuwait

During the visit, Al-Mutawa and Nakhl spoke of several business prospects that could potentially expand AAW's pharmaceutical business in the future and include other trade opportunities to further introduce French medical and beauty equipment and products to the Kuwait market.

French Ambassador to Kuwait, Mr. Christian Nakhl said: "For many years, France has made outstanding medical advancements that has helped millions of people around the world and driven industrial growth in France. France is technology-driven with hundreds of well-resourced facilities covering a wide-range of pharmaceutical technologies and products. We have seen the positive difference French pharmaceutical brands have made in Kuwait's medical sector through powerful local retail and distribution companies like AAW.

AAW Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Faisal Ali Al-Mutawa said: "AAW has always had a strong commitment in bringing the best the world has to offer for the benefit of the daily life of the Kuwaiti community. Over the last ten years, our pharmaceutical portfolio has helped thousands of people across the country. We hope to continue growing our portfolio with more French brands that will make a positive difference in our market. We thank Mr. Nakhl and look forward to partnering with more French companies in the near future."

AAW runs one of Kuwait's most successful wholesale and retail pharmaceutical sales operations, and is one of the primary suppliers to the Ministry of Health and private hospitals in the country. AAW has also partnered with a network of pharmacies in Kuwait, enabling further market penetration and dominance of products

About Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Co. (AAW)
Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Co. (AAW) is one of the largest trading and commercial companies in Kuwait, operating in seven diverse business sectors and distributes in Kuwait's surging wholesale, retail and consumer market over 100 different global brands, including world-class brands such as Procter and Gamble, Clorox, Roche, Takeda, Biotronik, Nuxe, Bioderma, Nolte Group, La Cornue, Bosch, Siemens, The North Face, Coleman, Nike, The Athlete's Foot, Crocs, Puma, Shoebox New York, among many others. AAW's continuously growing business lines include Consumer Goods, Furniture, Kitchens, Home Appliances, Outdoor Gear and Equipment, Sports and Fashion, Real Estate, and Pharmaceuticals where it is a leading wholesale and retail distributor of pharmaceutical and medical products. It also holds a renowned portfolio of principals like Pfizer and Novo Nordisk distributed through its subsidiary Safwan Trading and Contracting (Safwan). Safwan is listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit: www.aaw.com



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