Spain is looking at Qatar as a unique investment destination, according to ambassador Belen Alfaro, who noted that Spanish businessmen are keen on exploring trade opportunities available in the Qatari market.
The ambassador made the statement during a meeting with Qatar Chamber board member Ebtihaj Mohamed al-Ahmadani held Tuesday at the Qatar Chamber headquarters.
Alfaro said there are major investments made by both the countries’ private sectors, as well as efforts are on to develop joint economic co-operation and increase the volume of trade exchange.
She noted that the transformation of the Spanish Business Council in Qatar into a Chamber of Commerce will open new horizons with a promise to promote economic co-operation and joint investment.
The ambassador said the meeting aims to co-ordinate plans for a number of joint economic activities that would bring together Qatari and Spanish businessmen and investors to identify opportunities available in a number of economic sectors, and to discuss potential deals and partnerships in Spain this year.
Al-Ahmadani underlined the robust relations between Qatar and Spain, especially in the trade and economic fields. She said trade exchange between the two countries has been growing over the past years and that there is interest from Qatari businessmen and investors to enter into projects and investments in Spain in a number of sectors.
“There is a great opportunity for co-operation between the Qatari and Spanish private sector in this important sector and to benefit from the leading Spanish expertise in a number of medical specialties.
“The private health sector in Qatar is witnessing a remarkable development thanks to the strong support of authorities concerned, and the facilities provided in this area, in addition to laws and legislation that encourage investment in hospitals and private clinics,” al-Ahmadani said.
She added: “The chamber supports the establishment of joint Spanish-Qatari companies that contribute to the development of economic and trade interests between the two friendly countries. The chamber is ready to assist Spanish companies operating in Qatar or investors that wish to enter the Qatari market with all necessary information.”