Minister discusses relations with Brazil and Philippines

 16 Feb 2017 - 22:39

Minister discusses relations  with Brazil and Philippines
Minister of Economy and Commerce H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani with Mayor of Brazil's Sao Paulo, Joao Doria in Doha yesterday.

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Minister of Economy and Commerce, H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani, yesterday  met with Mayor of Brazil's Sao Paulo, Joao Doria and his accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations and discussed aspects of joint cooperation and means to develop them especially in the fields of economy, trade and investment.
Qatar and Brazil share a number of trade agreements signed in 2010 in Brasilia including a trade and economic cooperation agreement; agreement on the establishment of a cooperation committee between the two governments. The trade volume between both countries reached almost QR4bn in 2015; placing Brazil as Qatar's 18th trade partner.
 The Minister also met with the Director General of Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Charito Plaza and her accompanying delegation.  During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations and discussed aspects of joint cooperation and means to develop them especially in the fields of economy, trade and investment.
In 1997, Qatar and Philippines signed a trade, economic and technical cooperation agreement.
The Philippines is the 26th trade partner to Qatar and bilateral trade volume between the two countries amounted to QR2.1bn in 2015.