Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani has led the chamber’s delegation, which participated in the Federation of GCC Chambers (FGCC Chambers) meeting held in Riyadh.
The delegation included board members Mohamed bin Mahdi al-Ahbabi and engineer Ali Abdullatif al-Misnad, as well as general manager Saleh bin Hamad al-Sharqi. The meeting tackled many topics in connection with developing the Gulf private sector and boosting economic and commercial co-operation among GCC states.
It also reviewed the federation general secretariat’s draft work programme for 2022, which consists of several activities, including the joint meetings with the secretariat general of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC).
These joint meetings will touch on the coordination between Gulf governments and the private sector, as well as holding workshops, in co-operation with member chambers to resolve trade obstacles between the GCC countries, in addition to participation in regional exhibitions, forums, and economic conferences.
Sheikh Khalifa stressed the importance of strengthening co-operation between GCC states, citing the role played by the Gulf private sector in driving the economic growth in light of the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the global economy.
The meeting’s agenda included the ratification of the minutes of the 55th meeting of the federation a follow up of its recommendations. It also reviewed the updates of the construction of the federation’s new headquarters.
The meeting also highlighted the importance of preparing for the ‘Gulf Economic Forum’, which is organised by the federation biennially. It aims to address topics related to the advancement of the Gulf economy, leading to a Gulf common market.