Qatar businessmen invited to invest in Burkina Faso
May 18 2017 01:31 AM
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HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani shakes hands with Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore before they held a session of official talks at the Emiri Diwan yesterday morning. The two sides discussed bilateral relations and means of boosting them in various fields, especially co-operation in combating terrorism and extremism. A number of issues of common concern were also discussed.

QNA/Doha

Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore invited Qatari businessmen to visit his country and explore the investment opportunities available there, especially in the fields of mining, construction, roads, agriculture and livestock.
This came yesterday during the meeting of President Kabore with the Qatari businessmen, during which he said that Qatari investments will be welcome and safe, and will make big profits in his country.
The president praised the Qatari leadership’s interest in encouraging Qatari businessmen to invest in Africa, pointing to the government programmes and initiatives adopted by his country for social and economic development, which lead to many investment opportunities that can be seized by Qatari businessmen.
For his part, board member of the Qatar Chamber Eng. Ali Abdullatif al-Misnad said that the Burkina Faso president’s meeting with Qatari businessmen encourages the business owners of the two countries to strengthen economic and trade co-operation relations and bilateral partnership.
He added that Qatari charitable organisations have carried out humanitarian initiatives and implemented, in co-operation with the local authorities, dozens of projects in the Republic of Burkina Faso in order to contribute to the provision of the basic needs of citizen, especially in the fields of water, health and income-generating projects.
He noted that the level of trade exchange between the two countries is still weak and does not represent the strength of the relations between them.
He expressed the hope that the meetings between businessmen from the two countries will advance the movement of trade exchanges during the coming period.
Al-Misnad expressed the desire of Qatari businessmen to invest in the areas of agriculture and food industries, pointing that contributing to achieving food security is a priority for Qatari businessmen.
He stressed that Qatar Chamber is keen to encourage Qatari businessmen to direct their investments to the African continent because of its promising investment opportunities, pointing out to the boom being witnessed by the State of Qatar in terms of development projects in accordance with the Qatar National Vision 2030 and in the ongoing preparations to host the FIFA World Cup 2022, which paves the way for bringing more expatriate workers from Burkina Faso. Page 3






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