Qatar Chamber First Vice-Chairman HE Mohamed bin Twar Al Kuwari met on Tuesday with deputy chairman of the committee for external relations of Saint-Petersburg government and head of foreign economic cooperation department HE. Arbi Abubakarov.
Director of international business development at Ginza project Mrs. Giunel Ismailova was also present at the meeting.
The meeting touch on commercial and economic relations between both countries and ways to enhancing them, in addition to the investment opportunities available in Saint-Petersburg in various sectors.
During the meeting, HE Mohamed bin Twar Al Kuwari stressed the robustness of relations between Qatar and Russia in all fields, indicating that Qatari businessmen and investors are eager to learn about the opportunities available in Russia generally and in Saint-Petersburg in particular.
Al Kuwari also noted that Saint-Petersburg is a leading destination for investment, assuring that after the pandemic ends, representatives of Russian and Qatari private sector will exchange visits to further develop their cooperation and explore opportunities available in both countries and forge active partnerships.
Speaking on the occasion, HE. Arbi Abubakarov lauded the significant development witnessed by Qatar in all fields, especially regarding the preparations related to the host of FIFA World Cup 2022, noting that both sides can exchange expertise in this respect as Russia hosted a successful edition of the tournament in 2018.
Abubakarov also praised the Qatar’s participation in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 in which Qatar was the guest country.
HE also said that Qatar is a leading country in foreign investments and there are numerous Qatari investments in Russia and in St. Petersburg, hoping to see more investments in most sectors such as agriculture, hospitality and real estate development.