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Qatar concludes US roadshow; several pacts & MoUs signed

نجاح جولة الحراك الاقتصادي في الولايات المتحدة

DOHA: Minister of Economy and Commerce, H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, has affirmed the success of the first stage of the economic tour of Qatar in the US, which included four US cities to strengthen joint cooperation, trade and investment partnership with the US.

This came in a statement made by the Minister, on the occasion of the conclusion of the roadshow to the US yesterday in Raleigh, North Carolina, amid optimism about the positive results achieved on the economic, trade and investment level. “We have seen the success of the tour through our meetings with officials, investors and corporate executives from the US, and through a meeting of Qatari businessmen and their American counterparts, who expressed their desire to cooperate with their Qatari counterparts in forging partnerships for investment projects in the two countries,” the Minister said.

The Minister added the tour witnessed the signing of a number of agreements and memoranda of understanding between Qatari and US companies. The Minister said the US is one of the largest and most important trading partners of Qatar, where the volume of trade exchange between the two countries is about $6bn, and that the US is the first source of imports in 2017, where Qatar has imported 16 percent of imports from US.

During the tour, the Minister held several meetings with senior government officials, members of the US Congress, World Bank officials, the International Monetary Fund, businessmen and senior corporate executives, to expand economic, commercial and investment cooperation between the State of Qatar and the United States.

In addition to the bilateral meetings, the Minister attended a number of activities accompanying the tour, which were aimed at boosting bilateral relations in the interests of both countries.

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce organised four forums in the cities of Miami, Washington, DC, Charleston and Raleigh in cooperation with Qatar Chamber, American Chamber of Commerce, Qatar Businessmen Association, Qatar- US Business Council and a number of US officials bodies.

The forums were aimed to promote and expand trade and economic relations between Qatar and the United States as well as to provide opportunities for communication between businessmen and enhancing cooperation between the private sector on both sides.

The tour included four cities in Miami, Florida, Washington DC, Columbia, Charleston, South Carolina, and Raleigh, North Carolina.

More than 200 businessmen and Qatari officials as well as 200 businessmen and CEOs of major US companies participated in the economic forum. On the sidelines of these forums, a number of discussion sessions were held between business representatives from both sides with the aim of strengthening existing economic partnership ties in addition to organising dialogue sessions on a number of sectors, including partnership and investment opportunities between the two sides, besides the food security, tourism, logistics projects, infrastructure and a number of other important and vital topics.

اختتمت جولة الحراك الاقتصادي القطري في الولايات المتحدة أعمالها، أمس السبت، بمدينة رالي بولاية كارولاينا الشمالية، وسط تفاؤل كبير بالنتائج الإيجابية التي حققتها على المستوى الاقتصادي والتجاري والاستثماري.

شارك في الجولة وفد ترأسه سعادة الشيخ أحمد بن جاسم بن محمد آل ثاني وزير الاقتصاد والتجارة، وضم أكثر من 200 رجل أعمال ومسؤول.

ونجحت الجولة في تعميق التعاون الاقتصادي القائم بين دولة قطر والولايات المتحدة، وتمخض عنها أيضاً تعزيز العلاقات الثنائية والشراكة التجارية والاستثمارية بين البلدين. أكد سعادة الشيخ أحمد بن جاسم على نجاح الجولة في تحقيق أهدافها، حيث كشفت عن رغبة القطاع الخاص القطري والأميركي في إقامة شراكات لمشاريع استثمارية في البلدين.

وتمتلك الولايات المتحدة أكبر اقتصاد بالعالم.;

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