Qatar-France Trade Valued $2.5 bn in 2013-Minister of Economy and Trade-1

Qatari businessmen and investors who took part in the forum which was held at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development also emphasized the forum’s role in cementing cooperation and in the transfer of expertise between both sides.

Chairman of Qatar’s Chamber of Trade and Industry, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Jassim Bin Mohamed Al Thani said the forum discussed ways of supporting the small and medium industries.

President of Qatar First Bank Abdullah Bin Fahad Bin Ghurab Al Marri said discussions at the forum were transparent and that all tools for its success were available.

Another Qatari businessman said there was a need to avail of France’s experience in the development of manufacturing industries in Qatar. Khalid Mohamed Sultan Laram , the deputy executive director of Aluminum Qatar said there was room for sophisticated advancement in such industry.

Cementing future cooperation between Qatari and French small and medium industries was addressed by Omran Bin Hamad Al Kuwari, the executive president of Qatar Ventures. He noted that the scope of cooperation between the two sides in this sector could be expanded.

The forum was attended by more than 200 businessmen and investors from Qatar and France and discussed a host of issues ranging from the challenges facing Qatar in the energy sector, to joint investments and Qatar’s preparations for hosting the world football cup in 2022 as well as cooperation in research and innovation.(QNA)

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