Chairman of Deutsche Bank Paul Achleitner affirmed that Qatar and Germany have had long-standing and deep economic ties, and there are mutual investments in both countries, stressing that the State of Qatar is acquiring many key roles in the Middle East.
In an exclusive statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA), Achleitner added that the recent visit of the Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action of the Federal Republic of Germany Dr Robert Habeck in Germany was a significant step on the way to increased collaboration between the two countries, adding that the visit of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will certainly deepen this relationship.
"Obviously, we are biased as having major shareholders from Qatar, and we are grateful for their support for the strategic path of Deutsche Bank including the transformation initiated in 2019 and delivered successfully since then by our CEO Christian Sewing and his management team.
We appreciate the long-term view of Qatar shareholders.
In general, the European banking sector is open for long-term investments and has significant upside potential," Chairperson of Deutsche Bank said.