HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani and Turkish Vice-President Fuat Oktay opened Friday the Qatari-Turkish Business Forum "Investment Opportunities in Qatar", organised by Qatar's Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Qatar Chamber and the Turkish Ministry of Customs and Trade in Ankara.
HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani speaks
HE the Prime Minister delivered a speech on the occasion, saying that the common denominators between the two countries constitute a solid base for the development and strengthening of economic and trade relations, in addition to the significant development witnessed in bilateral trade relations under the agreements concluded, especially the economic and trade partnership, which is a clear evidence of the effectiveness of the decisions and actions taken in recent years in implementation of the directives of the leaders of the two countries.
Also, HE the Prime Minister praised the efforts of the Turkish private sector and the aspiration to enable the Qatari and Turkish businessmen to establish successful projects for the benefit of the two countries.
He pointed out that this meeting reflects the keenness to communicate between the two sides, exchange views, and highlight the promising investment opportunities and co-ordinate joint efforts to consolidate economic integration with Turkey, in addition to overcoming obstacles to achieve greater prosperity and progress for both parties and contribute to the consolidation of the State's march in achieving its national vision aimed at transforming Qatar by 2030 to a developed country capable of achieving sustainable development.
A number of ministers, senior officials, several business owners, and Turkish businessmen attended the opening ceremony.
Meanwhile, Turkish Vice-President Fuad Aktay has affirmed the solid relations between Qatar and Turkey, noting that the two countries offer a model of solidarity for the whole world by supporting each other under difficult circumstances.
In his speech during the Qatari-Turkish Business Forum "Investment Opportunities in Qatar", which was inaugurated by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, Vice-President Aktay praised the rising trade and economic relations between Qatar and Turkey, noting that the two countries are currently celebrating the 46th anniversary of diplomatic relations, and are proud of the level of co-operation between them.
Aktay welcomed HE the Prime Minister and the accompanying delegation at the forum organised by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Qatar, the Qatar Chamber and the Turkish Ministry of Commerce, noting that the forum brings together the most prominent members of the business from Qatar and Turkey.
He expressed confidence that the forum will further consolidate the existing relations with the friendly and brotherly Qatar and contribute to the continuation of co-operation.
He pointed out that the Qatari and Turkish economies, based on the complementary characteristic of each other, provide unique opportunities for co-operation for both sides based on the concept of profitable co-operation.
The Turkish vice-president praised Qatar's remarkable progress in becoming a brand for investors, especially in the field of energy and technology, expressing hope to increase the number of Qatari businessmen in the field of assessing opportunities for investment in the tourism sector, food, health and manufacturing in Turkey.