Qatar Chamber officials held a meeting yesterday with a trade delegation from Brazil to discuss ways to enhance co-operation relations and to explore available opportunities for the Qatari and Brazilian private sectors.
During the meeting, Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce president Rubens Hannun and secretary general Tamer Mansour invited Qatar Chamber to participate in the Arab-Brazilian Economic Forum slated on April 14 in Brazil.
Addressing the meeting, Qatar Chamber first vice chairman Mohamed bin Towar al-Kuwari said Qatar-Brazil relations “have significantly developed” over the past few years in all fields. He noted that Brazil is a large market, “replete with investment opportunities that attract Qatari investors.”
He said both countries are interested in enhancing co-operation in all sectors. He pointed out that the food security sector “is of a special interest to Qatar,” which seeks to strengthen relations with countries that are leading this sector, such as Brazil.
Al-Kuwari also stressed Qatar Chamber's preparedness to streamline co-operation between businessmen from both sides and encourage them to develop ties and identify investment opportunities available in both countries.
He said the chamber would encourage businessmen and companies to take part in the economic forum. He assured that it would provide a good opportunity for promoting Qatar’s economy and investments galore in the Qatari market.
He expressed the Chamber's keenness to host a Brazilian trade delegation that will be visiting Qatar in the second half of the year. He said this would help boost co-operation between Qatari firms and their Brazilian counterparts, and exploring co-operation vistas between businessmen.
For his part, Hannun said “there is a considerable Brazilian interest” to strengthen co-operation ties with Qatar. He noted that the Brazil’s agriculture minister led a successful visit to Qatar two years ago. Hannun also stressed the interest of Brazilian businessmen to open new areas of cooperation with Qatari companies, as well as attract new Qatari investments to Brazil.
He invited Qatari businessmen to participate in the economic forum, noting that it represents “a distinct opportunity” that opens new co-operation opportunities between Brazil and Arab countries.
Mansour said the forum is expected to attract 1,000 businessmen and officials from Brazil and Arab world. It aims to link Arab countries with Brazil, which is considered as one of the Arab world’s most important investment and trade partners, he said.
The forum also offers a valuable opportunity for identifying Qatar’s achievements and accomplishments made during the past period, Mansour said, noting it would also focus on suitability, green energy, and food security, as well as investment opportunities.
“On the sidelines of the forum, the ‘Arab International Fair’ will display Arab products before the Brazilian business community and consumers,” he added.