Doha, March 13 (QNA) - Qatar Chamber (QC) is participating in the joint meeting of the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Federation of GCC Chambers to be held Tuesday at the headquarter of the General Secretariat in Riyadh to discuss the facilitation of trade and investment between the GCC countries and each of the United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom.

According to a statement issued Monday by Qatar Chamber, the meeting will discuss issues relating to the preparation for the 4th GCC-US Trade and Investment Forum, to be held in Washington, DC, during the period from April 26 to 28. The Forum will be attended by a number of experts and specialists in the economic and trade sector from both sides.

The meeting will discuss the recommendations of the first summit between the GCC states and the United Kingdom, which was held last December in Bahrain, where the GCC leaders agreed to hold "GCC-UK summit on the partnership between the public and private sectors" in London during the first quarter of 2017 to discuss the implementation of economic diversification plans in the Gulf states and ways to support the UK's efforts to implement this diversity and adapt new economic variables.

The joint meeting will also discuss the preparation for organizing the first edition of the trade and investment dialogue between the GCC Council states and the European Union in Riyadh, which was recommended to be organized by the two sides during the 27th Joint Cooperation Committee's annual meeting at the headquarters of the GCC General Secretariat.

The joint meeting comes within the framework of the economic, trade and investment cooperation agreement signed by the Cooperation Council with the United States in September 2012 in New York. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency