HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani yesterday met the Australian Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud and his accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, they reviewed the bilateral relations and aspects of the co-operation, especially in the fields of economy, trade and investment, and ways of promoting them.
The two sides also discussed the Australian livestock exports to the Middle East. The volume of trade exchange between Qatar and Australia reached nearly QR2.97bn in 2017. Australia is the 24th trading partner of Qatar.
There are 144 Australian companies operating in Qatar, of which 15 are wholly owned by Australians, while 129 are joint venture companies with Australian Qatari capital. The companies are engaged in the fields of trade, contracting, construction, engineering consultancy, marine services, food trade, and others.
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