Sheikh Khlaifa Named First Vice President of the Arab-German Chamber (Ghorfa)

04-06-2024

H.E. Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of the Qatar Chamber, has been named First Vice President of the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ghorfa). This came during a recent meeting of the General Assembly meeting held in Berlin. The GAM followed a joint meeting of the Executive Office and Board of Directors.

H.E. Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim led the Qatar Chamber’s delegation, which included board members Dr. Khaled bin Klefeekh Al Hajri and Mohamed bin Ahmed Al Obaidli, along with Acting General Manager Ali Bu Sherbak Al Mansori.

The delegation also attended the activities of the “27th Arab-German Economic Forum”, held from June 3rd to 5th under the theme “Doing Business with Impact: The Art of Building Lasting Connections”.

The forum was organized by the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the Federation of Arab Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

The event featured a wide range of speakers, including representatives from several Qatari entities such as the Ministry of Municipality, Qatar Free Zones, and Qatar Tourism.

In statements, H.E. Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim commended the strong commercial relations between Arab countries and Germany, emphasizing the role of the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in this regard. He highlighted that the Arab-German trade amounted to € 62 billion in 2023 compared to € 51 billion in 2022, registering an increase of 20%.

H.E. Sheikh Khalifa also underscored the close relationship between Qatar and Germany across various sectors, especially in the economic and commercial sectors.

H.E. said that the two countries’ trade exchange reached QR 7.1 billion in 2023, recording an increase of 4.4 percent compared to QR 6.8 billion in 2022, underscoring Germany’s importance as one of Qatar’s most significant trade partners.

QC Chairman further highlighted the forum’s role in boosting Arab-German trade and investment.

“The forum serves as a key platform for connecting businesses, exploring new opportunities, and forming new partnerships, whether in Germany or in the Arab countries,” he noted.

The forum included a host of panel discussions, and roundtable that delved into numerous topics such as the future of smart cities, visionary logistics and transport projects, evolving AI dynamics, sustainable tourism growth, and resilient supply chains.

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