Qatar Chamber held separate meetings with the Australian and Italian trade delegations on Sunday.
During the meeting with the Italian delegation, the two sides discussed means of enhancing co-operation and strengthening economic and trade ties between the friendly countries.
Qatar Chambers chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani highlighted the strength of the relationship between the two countries, especially in trade and investment.
He said there existed “multitude of co-operation opportunities” for both countries in the industrial sector. Qatar, he said, has witnessed an industrial boom, particularly in the food sector, which saw significant development over the past two years.
Sheikh Khalifa also highlighted the opportunities for co-operation between both sides in hydro carbon sector, as Qatar currently focuses on high technology industries that are available in Italy.
During the Qatar Chamber’s meeting with the Australian delegation, the two sides discussed ways of enhancing co-operation, particularly in agriculture and food sectors.
Chamber vice chairman Mohamed bin Ahmed bin Towar said the two countries enjoyed strong ties and called upon the business communities in the two countries to make good use of those, establish partnerships and alliances that can advance the economic interests of the two countries.
Australian ambassador Dr Axel Wabenhorst said the Australian government was keen on enhancing trade ties with Qatar, saying “they consider Qatar an important trade partner.”
He noted the “strong co-operation” between the two sides in food security and agriculture represents a “good starting point” for improving ties in other economic fields.
Wabenhorst pointed out that the two sides already have big investments in food and agriculture sectors. The meetings between business delegations focused on enhancing partnerships and exploring further investment opportunities.
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