Qatar-Iran meet to strengthen bilateral trade

 20 Jul 2017 - 1:03

Qatar-Iran meet to strengthen bilateral trade
Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani (right), Chairman of Qatar Chamber with Khosrow Taj, Iranian Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade.

The Peninsula

Qatari businessmen and their Iranian counterparts discussed ways enhancing bilateral trade cooperation as well as the possibility of reaching commercial partnerships and special deals in food sector. Qatar-Iran trade volume reached QR341m, last year.
A  bilateral meeting was held yesterday between a number of Qatari businessmen and members of Iranian trade delegation, currently visiting Doha.
The Iranian companies expressed their readiness to export their products to the Qatari market, while Qatari companies expressed willingness to partner with them to achieve this end.
Qatar Chamber Vice Chairman Mohammed bin Ahmed bin Towar Al Kuwari said that Qatari businessmen were keen to explore Iranian products and to have joint cooperation with the Iranian companies operating in the food sector.
He stressed that Qatar Chamber was ready to provide the necessary information and data to Iranian businessmen to help increase joint cooperation between the private sectors of both the countries, QNA reported.
Iranian Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade (IMT), Khosrow Taj, who chaired the visiting delegation, expressed his country’s aspiration to strengthen trade and economic ties with  Qatar.
He stressed that the visit and bilateral meetings would contribute to enhancing trade exchange between the two countries for the sake of the national economies.
Earlier on Tuesday, the deputy minister met Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of Qatar Chamber.  
The meeting focused on Qatar-Iran economic and trade relations and ways of enhancing them for the advantage of both countries’ economy and their trade exchange.
The IMT deputy minister said large number of Iranian companies are looking forward to entering the Qatari market and establishing trade partnership with Qatari companies.
For his side, Al Thani said that Qatar Chamber was ready to match Iranian businessmen with their Qatari counterparts with the aim of strengthening cooperation between both firms in both the countries.