Qatar Chamber signed an agreement with the Moroccan Chamber for Handicrafts in Souss-Massa region, to organise and co-ordinate joint work and exchange expertise to serve members of both the chambers operating in the handicraft sector.
The agreement was signed by QC first vice-chairman Mohamed bin Ahmed bin Towar and head of the Moroccan Chamber for Handicrafts in Souss-Massa region, Affane Ben Bouaida.
The signing took place on the sidelines of a meeting held Tuesday at the QC's headquarters to discuss the trade relations between the private sector in Qatar and Morocco.
In addition, the meeting discussed economic and investment co-operation between both the parties.
Mohamed bin Ahmed bin Towar said the handicraft industry is an important aspect of national economy, especially that of the tourism sector, which is witnessing a great leap in Qatar.
He added there is interest from the Qatari side to benefit from the Moroccan experience in the handicraft field.
He added that the new agreement will support and develop the handicrafts sector which is currently appealing to tourists from around the world.
He said both the Chambers are discussing the possibility of organising handicraft exhibitions in both the countries, to encourage handicraft makers, support them and exhibit the most prominent traditional items from both the countries.
For his part, Affane Ben Bouaida said the agreement is a new start towards a fruitful co-operation between the Chambers in the handicraft sector and works on defining this important sector and the cultural heritage, and discuss ways to develop handicraft-related professions in both the countries.
He said the Souss-Massa region of Morocco is known for its handicrafts, adding there are many co-operation aspects with the Qatari side in this important sector.