Foreign Minister of Ecuador Jose Valencia Amores affirmed that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani's visit to Ecuador is an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two countries and peoples.
The Foreign Minister of Ecuador said that talks between the leaders of the two countries will draw a renewable road map for relations during the coming years.
In an interview with a local Arabic newspaper issued Monday, the Ecuadorian Minister said that the State of Qatar and Ecuador have the same determination to set an ambitious agenda that focus on economic and cultural cooperation, and on increasing bilateral investment and trade.
Amores pointed out that during the Amir's visit to Quito, a joint high-level ministerial committee will be set up for economic, commercial, investment and technical cooperation, adding that the ministerial committee will coordinate specific programs and initiatives to achieve the common objectives in a number of areas such as agriculture, public health, culture, environment, nature protection and sports.
Ecuador's Foreign Minister expressed his country's aspiration to participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, saying ‘We very much hope so.’
Ecuador provides excellent opportunities for foreign investment, he said, calling on Qatari companies to invest in his country and participate in strategic projects of oil extraction, as well as in agriculture, tourism and other fields.
The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister praised the close cooperation between the two countries in the United Nations and their partnership in building a stable and peaceful world and in giving due respect to the principles of international law.
‘We support the goals of sustainable development and the reform of the United Nations system to make it more democratic, effective and transparent,’ he told the local Arabic daily.
On the summit between the Arab world and Latin America, Amores said that Ecuador strongly supports all mechanisms of regional dialogue as a way to enhance cooperation between Latin American countries and Arab countries in a comprehensive manner, pointing out that his country has a long history of communications with the Arab world.
The Foreign Minister of Ecuador said that his country has a lot of motivation to work towards strengthening relations with Arab countries, expressing his aspiration to support Arab-Latin relations in the coming years. (QNA)
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