Qatar Chamber’s Chairman, Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani met with Vice-President and Treasurer of the Joint Italian Arab Chamber of Commerce, Pietro Paolo Rampino at the headquarters of Qatar Chamber.
The meeting touched on economic and trade relations between Qatar and Italy and ways of enhancing cooperation between Qatar Chamber and the Joint Italian Arab Chamber of Commerce.
It also reviewed preparations of organizing the Arab-Italian Business Forum which will be held October 17 in Milan, Italy.
Organized in partnership with Qatar Chamber, the forum will highlight Qatar’s economy and business climate as it will see participation from many officials from government and private bodies and institutions.
The forum is organized by the Joint Italian Arab Chamber of Commerce under the auspice of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Ministry of Economic Development of Italy.
The third edition of the forum aims to include Arab and Italian start-ups as well as introduce new ideas of investment projects in various sector.
Sheikh Khalifa said that Qatar and Italy enjoyed strong relations al all fields especially in trade, noting that their trade volume reached QR10.4bn last year recording a 15 percent growth compared to 2017.
He also noted that Italy is a distinguished destination for Qatari investments which are distributed in many sectors, pointing out that there are a number of Italian companies operating in Qatar in trading, construction and technology in addition to projects related to 2022 World Cup.
In turn, Vice President and Treasurer of the Joint Italian Arab Chamber of Commerce Pietro Paolo Rampino praised the development of Qatar’s economy, saying: “Qatar is an important country to Italy. There is great cooperation between them at economic and trading levels”.
Rampino also said that partnership with Qatar Chamber in organizing the forum would provide good opportunity for exploring cooperation between both countries in many economic fields, especially in digital economy tourism and infrastructure.