Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani recently held a meeting with a delegation from the German Federal Association of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (BVMW) led by its executive director, Markus Jerger.
The meeting was attended by Qatar Chamber first vice-chairman Mohamed bin Towar al-Kuwari and board members Mohamed bin Ahmed al-Obaidli and Ibtihaj al-Ahmadani. Also present was Nizar Maarouf, liaison director at the BVMW’s official GCC representative office in Qatar.
The meeting discussed ways to promote trade and economic co-operation between Qatar and Germany, means to enhance cooperation between Qatari and German private sectors in the SMEs sector, and the possibility of transferring German expertise to Qatar, in addition to reviewing investment opportunities in both countries.
Sheikh Khalifa stressed Qatar Chamber’s keenness to strengthen co-operation between the private sectors of both countries, especially in the SME sector.
Jerger said the association aims to transfer German expertise to Qatar and transform the country into a trade hub for German products. He said BVMW represents 1mn members from family-owned businesses in the industry, agriculture, trade, technology, oil and gas, and food processing sectors, with a network of over 340 regional and local offices in Germany and more than 80 representative offices in other countries.
He added that BVMW selected Qatar as its representative office and the first headquarters in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) region, which was launched recently in Doha.
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