Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has said that there are more than 650 US companies operating in Qatar and the volume of trade cooperation between the State of Qatar and the United States reached $125bn and that the plan aims to double these figures in the near future.
HH the Emir pointed out that Qatar is the fastest growing economy in the Middle East region and expressed the hope to work hand in hand with the US.
HH the Emir was delivering a speech on Tuesday evening at the reception held by the US-Qatar Business Council and the Chamber of Commerce of the US, at the Chamber’s headquarters, on the occasion of His Highness’ visit to Washington, DC.
US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, US Treasury Secretary Steven Terner Mnuchin, President and Board Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of the US Tom J Donohue, President of the US-Qatar Business Council Ambassador Anne Patterson, and Minister of Economy and Commerce H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani gave speeches that highlighted the strong Qatari-US relations and the joint cooperation in the fields of economy, trade and investment as well as the volume of trade exchange between the two countries and promising future opportunities in these areas for the benefit of both countries.
They also noted the strong Qatari economy and the volume of the rapid growth despite the siege, referring to the success of Qatari projects, which benefit the two sides and the common interest. The reception was attended by a number of Ministers, a number of current and former members of Congress and a number of Ambassadors, as well as prominent politicians, businessmen, and the economy of the US.
On the Qatari side, it was attended by members of the official delegation accompanying HH the Emir and a number of businessmen. HH the Emir and the audience exchanged views on ways to enhance cooperation between the State of Qatar and the US, especially in Washington, DC, in various political, economic, trade and investment fields.
Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani yesterday met US Senate Republican Majority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, at the Congress headquarters in Washington, DC. They reviewed friendship and cooperation ties between the two countries and the areas of developing them. It also touched on the latest regional and international developments.
A number of Their Excellencies members of the official accompanying delegation attended the meeting.
HH the Emir met on Tuesday with US Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, at HH the Emir’s residence in Washington. The meeting reviewed aspects of boosting the strategic cooperation between Qatar and the US in the different fields, especially in the areas of economy and investment. The meeting also touched on the efforts of both countries in fighting terrorism and combating its financing, in addition to discussing the latest regional and international developments.