Is there money to be made in Qatar? UAE Minister of Economy thinks so
bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, led the UAE trade and investment
mission which concluded a visit to Doha, Qatar.
The visit came in response to the invitation of Sheikh Ahmed bin
Jassim Al Thani, Minister of Economy and Commerce, for a briefing on investment
opportunities in Qatar in various fields for Emirati businesspersons and
The UAE delegation included 50 persons from economic and trade
departments in the local and federal departments as well as a huge number of
investors and businesspersons.
The Minister of Economy noted that the visit was part of the
framework to enhance bilateral relations between the two fraternal countries in
the economic, trade and investment domains and in pursuance of boosting
opportunities to work together in the GCC, as well as strengthening
He added that all the GCC bilateral or multilateral meetings were
aimed at bolstering the desired GCC integration.
During the meeting, Al Mansouri and Al Thani discussed avenues for
enhancing economic and trade co-operation between the two fraternal countries
as well as an increase in trade exchange. They stressed the importance of the
role being played by the private sector in the two countries to develop joint
co-operation, especially in the trade and investment fields.
Al Mansouri also noted the keenness of the UAE led by President
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to enhance bilateral
co-operation with Qatar in all sectors, especially in the economic, trade and
investment fields to the advantage of both countries. He added that this would contribute to boosting efforts of the GCC
states in working together.