Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani recently embarked on a business visit to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, which included a series of meetings with a number of Algerian officials.

The visit aimed to strengthen commercial and economic relations between the Qatari and Algerian private sectors, with a focus on increasing Qatari industrial investments in Algeria and attracting Algerian investment to Qatar.

It included meetings with Lieutenant General Said Chengriha, Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army; Ali Aoun, Minister of Industry and Pharmaceutical Production; Tayeb Zitouni, Minister of Trade and Export Promotion; and Salah Eddine Taleb, Governor of the Bank of Algeria.

In a separate meeting, Chengriha received Sheikh Khalifa, during which they discussed means of enhancing co-operation between the private sector and both countries in the industrial fields.

Similarly, Aoun received the Qatar Chamber chairman, in the presence of the ambassador of Qatar to Algeria, Abdulaziz al-Naama. During the meeting, both officials discussed ways to enhance co-operation and partnership relations between the two brotherly countries, especially in the industrial fields.

They also reviewed experiences in the industrial sector in both countries, along with opportunities for co-operation in manufacturing industries, particularly in the food sector and others. In turn, the Algerian minister urged Qatari businessmen to invest in industrial projects in Algeria, emphasising the significance of co-operation between both sides in establishing partnerships that benefit the economies of both brotherly nations.

Zitouni held a meeting with Sheikh Khalifa to discuss ways to enhance trade co-operation relations between both countries, emphasising the role of the private sector in activating mutual investments and increasing the level of trade exchange.

Taleb, meanwhile, hosted a meeting with Sheikh Khalifa to discuss ways to enhance co-operation between both countries in the finance, banking, and insurance sectors.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim praised the close relationship between Qatar and Algeria, thanks to the directives of the wise leadership in both fraternal countries, pointing to co-operation in various fields, especially in commerce and investment.

He emphasised that Qatari business owners are eager to explore opportunities in Algeria, especially in the industrial sector, stressing Qatar Chamber’s keenness on strengthening relations with the Algerian side by forging commercial alliances and partnerships, whether in Qatar or Algeria.

Sheikh Khalifa noted that trade volume between both countries amounted to QR297mn last year, showing a 36% growth from QR218mn in 2022.
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