Qatari businessmen are expected to visit Armenia next year to explore investment opportunities in the former Soviet republic following an invitation from Armenian President Armen Sarkissian, a Qatar Chamber official has said.
Board member Mohamed bin Ahmed al-Obaidli, who met with Sarkissian on the sidelines of the ‘Summit of Minds’ held recently in Armenia’s northern town of Dilijan, said the president “is very interested to attract more investment to his country.”
“The president of Armenia called on Qatari businessmen to explore investment opportunities available there,” said al-Obaidli, who noted that the meeting with Sarkissian discussed ways of enhancing co-operation relations between the Qatari and Armenian private and business sectors.
Al-Obaidli said the Armenian president lauded the strong relations between Qatar and his country, “and stressed his desire to strengthen these relations in all fields, especially in trade and economy.”
Aside from exploring Armenia’s investment environment, al-Obaidli said the Qatari business delegation would attend next year’s ‘Summit of Minds.’
“The investment climate in Armenia is attractive and includes a lot of incentives … we also discussed aspects of co-operation between the Qatari private sector and its Armenian counterparts in many sectors, especially in food security,” al-Obaidli added.
Al-Obaidli, who participated in the summit, said Sarkissian also attended the event alongside 100 dignitaries and representatives from 27 countries.
The summit focused on regional geopolitics in Eurasia and the Middle East, advanced technologies, management, artificial intelligence (AI), digital economy, the industrial revolution, entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership in the 21st century, dialogue of civilisations, currency policies, investment, risks, and challenges facing the world.