Business and Investment in Qatar Forum to be held in Berlin in April

March 01, 2013 - 6:48:16 am

From left: Sheikh Thani bin Thamer Al Thani, Deputy Director General, Shell; Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, Chairman, Qatari Businessmen Association; Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohamed bin Jabor Al Thani, Foreign Minster’s Assistant for International Cooperation Affairs and Chairman of the Permanent Committee for Organising Conferences; Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, Director, Oil and Gas Ventures, Qatar Petroleum; and Saleh Al Mana, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs, ExxonMobil Qatar at a press conference in Doha, yesterday. 
Salim Matramkot

Doha: The Business and Investment in Qatar Forum is set to be convened this year in Berlin from April 15-16 under the patronage of the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister H E Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al Thani. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend the forum along with senior government officials, decision makers, representatives of the public and private sectors from the Qatari and German sides. The forum is organised by the Foreign Ministry and the Qatari Businessmen Association in cooperation with the Ministry of Business and Trade, the German Industry and Commerce Office, and the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

The Foreign Minister’s Assistant for International Cooperation Affairs Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Jabor Al Thani, who heads the permanent committee for conferences, said the forum, which will be held for the seventh year in a row, aims to promote business and investment opportunities in Qatar and shed the light on the country’s achievements on the economic, social, political and cultural fronts, while at the same time provides a platform for Qatari businessmen to meet with their counterparts in Germany.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, the Assistant Foreign Minister said the forum’s agenda includes penal discussions on all joint economic sectors between the two countries, adding that the sessions focus on a number of sectors and aspects, including future investments, Qatar National Vision 2030, the industrial sector, infrastructure projects, the energy sector, Qatari-German investments, the financial and banking sectors, small and medium enterprises, in addition to a session on culture, tourism and sports.