Qatar Chamber Chairman HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Thani led the Chamber’s delegation participating in the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Arab-French Chamber of Commerce recently held in the French capital Paris.
The delegation included QC Board Member Dr Khalid bin Klefeekh Al-Hajri, General Manager Saleh bin Hamad Al-Sharqi and Assistant Director General for Government Relations and Committees Affairs Ali BuSherbak Al Mansouri.
The meeting’s agenda touched on ratifying the minutes of the previous meeting held on December 8, 2021, amending the statute, closing the accounts and budget for 2021, updating the 2022 budget, and discussing the chamber’s activities report during the past year.
In a statement, HE Shiekh Khalifa praised the fast-growing relations between Arab countries and France, noting that Qatar Chamber works closely with Arab member chambers in the Arab-French Chamber of Commerce to unify stances towards the various economic and commercial issues in a way that leads to promoting trade volume between Arab countries and France.
HE stressed the close relations between the State of Qatar and France, stressing the Qatar Chamber’s keenness on bolstering cooperation ties between Qatari businessmen and their counterparts from France.
France an important trade partner to Qatar, he said, adding that their trade volume last year amounted to QR 6.3 billion, noting that it reached about QR 5 billion in 2020, recording an increase of 26 percent.