Doha —- Qatar Chamber (QC) met with a trade delegation from the Republic of Ireland headed by Irish Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ciaran Cannon. The two sides discussed means of trade and economic cooperation in the fields of investment, the most important of which are technology and agriculture.
The Irish Minister said that Qatar and Ireland share common points in terms of their ambitions to expand their foreign investments. The business owners in both countries are interested in identifying the available investment opportunities, especially in sectors such as agriculture, education, technology, health and petrochemicals. Ireland views Qatar as a promising investment destination and an important financial center in the region.
He pointed out that there are consultations between the two countries to cooperate in the sector of agriculture and meat supply, while the agricultural sector is an attractive sectors of investment, indicating that the prospects for new investment open the way for the private sector to promote foreign investment, which did not exceed 500 million euros and is hardly limited to the financial sectors, banking and aviation sector.
The Vice President of QC Mohammed Bin Ahmed Bin Tawar said that Qatar’s private sector has been able to play a major role in the economic development, which provides an important opportunity to strengthen investments with the Irish side, especially after Qatar became an important station to attract international investments in many areas.
He pointed out that Qatari businessmen are looking to identify the investment climate in Ireland and discuss the possibility of starting joint cooperation with their counterparts there. He expressed the Chamber’s readiness to support Irish companies in their quest to explore the Qatari market and provide the necessary economic data.