Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani held two separate meetings Wednesday with Palestine’s Minister of Labour Dr Nassri Khalil Abu Jaish and Egypt’s Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Saafan.
The meetings reviewed cooperation relations between Qatar and both countries in the employment field and ways to enhance these relations, as well as the possibility to recruit more qualified and trained labourers from these countries to the Qatari market.
Sheikh Khalifa receives Palestinian Minister of Labour Dr Nassri Khalil Abu Jaish
The meetings were attended by President of Arab Labour Organisation Nasser al-Meer, Palestinian ambassador Dr Yehia Zakaria al-Agha, and Egyptian ambassador Amr el-Sherbini. Secretary General of the Union of Arab Chambers Dr Khalid Hanafi was also present.
Sheikh Khalifa also met with the president of Turkey's Presidential Investment Office, Burak Daglioglu, and his accompanying delegation at the chamber’s headquarters in Doha. Qatar Chamber board member Dr Mohamed bin Jawhar al-Mohamed also attended the meeting.
The meeting discussed cooperation relations between the Qatari and Turkish private sector, investment opportunities galore in both countries, and vistas of cooperation between both countries’ firms, in addition to the investment climate on both sides and way of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sheikh Khalifa lauded the close relations between Qatar and Turkey, saying the two countries’ bilateral trade volume during the first half of the current year reached QR2.8bn.
He also said Turkey is “a distinguished destination” for Qatari investors, citing there are many successful investments in many sectors, such as real estate and tourism, among others.
Sheikh Khalifa stressed that the chamber encourages Qatari businessmen to increase their investments in Turkey and further consolidate their cooperation with their Turkish counterparts by establishing alliances and partnerships whether in Qatar or Turkey.
He also called on Turkish companies to invest more in Qatar and maximise the country’s state-of-the-art infrastructure, investment climate, and legislation favourable to foreign investments.
Sheikh Khalifa said a delegation from Qatar Chamber will visit Turkey to visit an expo about halal industries. He said the exhibition offers a good opportunity to explore cooperation opportunities between both sides.
Daglioglu said the Turkish delegation’s visit aims to encourage further cooperation between the Turkish private sector and its Qatari counterpart and to acquaint the Qatari side with the investment opportunities available in Turkey’s tourism, real estate, construction, hospitality, mining, food industries, health sector, education, and e-commerce sectors.
He also said the delegation held many meetings with Qatari companies to open new horizons of cooperation and conclude commercial transactions, and to invite them to invest in Turkey.
Daglioglu stressed the desire of Turkish companies to increase their investments in Qatar, adding that Turkey welcomes Qatari investments and offers many incentives for foreign investors.