Qatar Chamber held a meeting yesterday with a trade delegation from the Turkish state of Siirt who are visiting Doha currently under the chairmanship of the governor of the state Ali fuat Atik to discuss the development of trade relations between businessmen from both sides.
During the meeting, Board Member of Qatar Chamber Mohamed bin Ahmed Al Obaidli, valued the growing trade relations between Qatari businessmen and their counterparts in Turkey.
He pointed out that the number of Turkish companies operating in the Qatari market is estimated at 330 companies, which are concentrated in the sectors of contracting, infrastructure, construction and electrical works, and the volume of projects implemented by Turkish companies in Doha is about $11.6bn.
Al Obaidli added that the trade exchange between Qatar and Turkey, which reached about $1.3bn last year, reflects the desire of the private sector in the two countries to work together in the light of agreements and memorandums of understanding signed between the two sides which aimed at developing economic relations and boosting trade cooperation between the two countries.
He also reviewed Qatar Chamber’s efforts in developing trade relations between the two sides, which hosted a number of Turkish trade delegations and organised a visit for Qatari businessmen to the cities of Izmir and Istanbul, in order to encourage businessmen in the two countries to enter into long-term partnerships and alliances.
The visit alos aimed to direct investors to the most prominent economic sectors, and introduce regulations and laws relating to foreign investment.
The governor of the state Ali fuat Atik explained that Siirt is famous for tourism, food products, and other economic possibilities and commercial areas which will enable Qatari businessmen to form partnerships and alliances with their counterparts in Turkey in light of the countries’ potential.
He stressed on special interest of businessmen in Siirt to explore the investment opportunities available in the State of Qatar, especially at a time when Doha is witnessing remarkable development in many areas.