08 Feb 2018
Qatar Chamber (QC) is taking part in the ongoing international commercial exhibition for members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in Kuwait.
The Chamber will be in the Qatari section alongside the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, Qatar Financial Center (QFC), Manateq, as well as 13 private-sector companies from Qatar.
Qatar Chamber said in a statement on Wednesday that it worked with the Ministry of Economy to facilitate the participation of the private sector in the exhibition, which began on February 6 and will conclude on February 10.
A total of 30 countries are taking part in the event, which could provide an opportunity for exchanging ideas and exploring the scope for cooperation.
Qatar Chamber chairman HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani said that participating in the exhibition reflects QC’s commitment to participating in different economic and commercial events related to enhancing cooperation between OIC members.
It also reflects the strong ties between Qatar and Kuwait and the desire of Qatari businessmen to enhance their trade ties with their Kuwaiti counterparts.
He noted that the exhibition also provides Qatari companies with a valuable opportunity to build strong partnerships with its Kuwaiti companies as well as the other ones representing the 30 countries.
He also highlighted the success of the Qatari-Kuwaiti business Forum which was held last month when a Qatari business delegation visited Kuwait.
The visit succeeded in achieving its goal of enhancing cooperation between the private sector.
He also noted that trade volume between the two countries reached QR2.5bn. Qatari imports from Kuwait increased markedly in 2017, rising to QR789.6m from QR634.2m.