The President of Sierra Leone Dr Julius Maada Bio urged Qatari businessmen to invest in his country, stressing that there are many investment opportunities in various economic sectors.
He was addressing a meeting with Qatar chamber delegation headed by first vice-chairman of Qatar Chamber Mohamed bin Twar al-Kuwari, in the presence of Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Jalil al-Abdul Ghani and Mohamed bin Ahmed al-Obaidli, members of the board of directors.
Maada praised the close relations between Qatar and Sierra Leone, pointing out the importance of strengthening these relations in various fields, especially the trade and investment fields.
The meeting reviewed ways to enhance trade and economic co-operation relations between the two countries, and the role of the Qatari private sector in establishing partnerships between Qatari and Sierra Leonean companies for the benefit of the two countries' economies.
Al-Kuwari said Qatar and Sierra Leone are enjoying strong relations based on mutual respect and trust.
Despite the close relationship between the two countries, their bilateral trade is still weak, which can be enhanced.
There are substantial opportunities in the agricultural and mining sectors in Sierra Leone, and these provide promising opportunities for investment and open the way for the development of cooperation between Qatari and Sierra Leonean companies.
Qatari businessmen keen on learning about investment opportunities available in Africa in general, and Sierra Leone in particular can make use of that.
He stressed the interest of Qatar Chamber to enhance co-operation between the private sector in both friendly countries, as well as encouraging Qatari investors to invest in Sierra Leone.