Plans are underway to invite a delegation of companies from Qatar to the 38th Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI), Indonesian ambassador Ridwan Hassan told Gulf Times Monday.
Hassan was speaking on the sidelines of Project Qatar 2023, which was officially opened Monday by HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad bin Qassim al-Abdullah al-Thani.
The ambassador stressed that TEI is Indonesia’s largest trade exhibition, which is backed by the government and the private sector. It will be held from October 18 to 22 at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) – BSD City.
“This year is very special for Indonesia and Qatar because we are celebrating the Qatar-Indonesia Year of Culture. Currently, the embassy is working hard on following the progress and developments in Qatar to support our bilateral relations,” Hassan pointed out.
During Project Qatar, which will run until June 1 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, the embassy of Indonesia will be disseminating information related to the Southeast Asian nation’s economic development and other useful material to promote Indonesia and, at the same time, attract investments from Qatar, Hassan explained.
“By sharing vital information about our country, we are hoping to share not only Indonesian products but also to share our experiences with the Qatari market,” the ambassador noted.
According to Hassan, the Indonesian embassy has recorded an increase in its food and non-food products to Qatar in 2022.
“While we import a lot of oil and gas from Qatar, our food and non-food exports to Qatar, including automobiles, paper and palm oil, among others, increased last year,” Hassan noted.
The ambassador also said Indonesia is looking to export its ‘creative industries’ to contribute to the further development of Qatar’s tourism industry.
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