Officials of Qatar Chamber and a delegation from the EU held a meeting Sunday to discuss ways to enhance co-operation relations.
Qatar Chamber first vice-chairman Mohamed bin Towar al-Kuwari met with Thomas Jurgensen, Minister Counsellor and the new head of Trade and Economic Affairs Section at the Delegation of the European Union in Riyadh.
During the meeting, both officials discussed means to enhance economic and commercial relations between Qatar and the EU, especially in the private sector and its role in activating trade and investment exchange.
Speaking at the meeting, al-Kuwari praised the close relations of both sides, citing huge Qatari investments in a number of European countries, such as France and Germany, among others.
“Qatar highly welcomes European investments in various economic sectors, especially in areas that localise advanced technologies,” he said, adding that there are numerous opportunities for co-operation between Qatari companies and their European counterparts amid advanced infrastructure and attractive economic legislation.
Al-Kuwari also stressed that Qatar’s success in hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup would open new opportunities for growth in various sectors like services, tourism, food security, petrochemicals, and other.
He assured that the private sector would play a leading role in the projects that will be implemented in post-World Cup Qatar.
For his part, Jurgensen said his visit aims to familiarise and explore ways to strengthen co-operation between Qatari and European companies and the most important sectors that attract EU businessmen to invest in Qatar.
Jurgensen praised Qatar’s success in hosting the World Cup, noting that companies in the EU are interested to learn more about the investment climate in Qatar.