Qatar’s economic roadshow in the US, organised by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), has elevated the economic and investment levels between the two countries, according to Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani.
In a statement on Saturday, Sheikh Khalifa said the tour witnessed the signing of a slew of memoranda of understanding (MoUs) and agreements between Qatari and American companies.
He said officials from both sides held several meetings to discuss ways to enhance joint co-operation. They also reviewed bilateral relations in the economic, trade, and investment fields, and discussed the prospects of co-operation in several fields, highlighting the investment opportunities available in the state of Qatar.
Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani: Keen to promote investment opportunities
The economic tour started from the city of Miami, Florida followed by Washington, DC, Charleston, South Carolina, and the city Raleigh, North Carolina. Sheikh Khalifa said this is the largest and “most important visit” by a Qatari business delegation to a foreign country, and assured that Qatar Chamber’s participation reflects its leading role as a representative of the Qatari private sector.
He said Qatar Chamber is keen to promote the available investment opportunities in both countries, noting that the visit encouraged American businessmen to increase their businesses in the Qatari market.
“The economic roadshow is of a special importance to the Qatari economy in general and to the private sector in particular. The tour provided a clear vision for both parties on potentials and investment opportunities in which both sides could co-operate. This visit represented a strong blow to the unfair siege imposed on Qatar. It demonstrated that Qatar is still able to move towards developing its economic and trade relations with the strongest country in the world,” Sheikh Khalifa said.
“The associated exhibition highlighted Qatar's culture, heritage, and strong economic potential, as well as the major development projects that are being implemented in the country,” he continued.
Sheikh Khalifa commended the close co-operation between Qatar Chamber and the US Chamber of Commerce, which contributes to activating mutual visits between Qatari and American businesspeople and exchanging expertise and information.
Underlining the importance of broadening co-operation ties between business communities, Sheikh Khalifa noted that economic forums held on the sidelines of the tour served “as an optimal platform that enabled both sides to explore the investment opportunities in both countries.”
“Qatar and the US enjoy strong and thriving economic relations. The US is one of Qatar’s largest trade partners. There are several Qatari investments in the US, while there are many American companies operating in the Qatari market,” he added.
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