Qatar Chamber’s (QC) Second Vice-Chairman Rashid bin Hamad Al Athba yesterday met a Turkish delegation comprising of 13 businessmen representing various sectors including infrastructure, tourism, agriculture, industry, education, logistics, and food security.
The delegation was led by the Former Turkish Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Faruk Celik. QC Board of Director Mohamed bin Ahmed Al Obaidli also attended the event.
The meeting discussed cooperation relations between both countries and ways of enhancing relations between the private sectors as well as exploring investment opportunities available on both sides.
Al Athba said that Qatar and Turkey enjoy strong and developed cooperation relations covering all aspects. He noted that the Qatari private sector highly welcomes enhancing its cooperation with Turkish companies, especially because Turkish companies have proven a good reputation for their high-quality products in the Qatari market.
The delegation includes representatives of leading Turkish companies in infrastructure, roads and tunnels, agriculture, tourism, industry, education, logistics, and food security, said Celik.
He added that these firms are keen on exploring the Qatari market and establish partnerships with the Qatari side for the advantages of both countries ‘economies. He pointed out that the delegation includes companies from Bursa, which is one of the most important Turkish cities and has huge potential in agriculture and industry sectors, noting that there are 18 integrated industrial zones in the city.
Celik praised the development and progress achieved by Qatar in all fields, describing Qatar as “a developed country that has managed to achieve many achievements and successes at all levels,”
He also pointed out that there are many areas of cooperation between Qatari and Turkish companies in sectors represented by the delegation, especially since these are strong and competitive companies that are looking for genuine investments in the Qatari market.
He added that the blockade imposed on Qatar has contributed to creating more cooperation between the two countries, especially as Turkey is one of the first countries that helped Qatar and stood by it during the crisis.
For his part, Al Obaidli said the visiting delegation includes various sectors of high interest to the Qatari side, expressing his hope to forge new partnerships between the two sides in these sectors. He stressed that the State of Qatar welcomes the investments of leading international companies, noting that the government provides many incentives to encourage more investments.
Al-Obaidli stressed that Qatar attaches great importance to food security, affirming that it has achieved self-sufficiency in various sectors such as dairy by 110 percent and poultry by 124 percent.