HE the Prime Minister of the Republic of Portugal Antonio Costa has called on Qatari businessmen to take advantage of the promising investment opportunities in his country. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Portugal said in a statement on the sidelines of the meeting which he and his accompanying delegation held today with Qatari businessmen from the Qatar Chamber, that his visit to the State of Qatar along with a delegation of officials and businessmen from his country aimed at identifying the joint investment opportunities that the Qatari and Portuguese sides can invest and cooperate in , in a way that benefits both sides.
He pointed out that the visit is also aimed at reaching common agreements that can be signed between the Portuguese and Qatari sides, in order to achieve the principle of doing business quickly and effectively.
The Portuguese delegation had sought intensive talks with Qatari businessmen with a view to achieving mutual benefit and constructive partnerships that would benefit both sides and serve the principle of involving the private sector in national economies in order to promote them, he noted .
He stressed the importance of the joint Portuguese-Qatari investments, expecting that mutual visits between the two sides will result in achieving trade exchange and opening the door for establishing new partnerships and investments.
He pointed out that there are about 1500 Portuguese in Doha, working in different sectors, as well as many companies operating in Qatar and others that operate in Portugal for exporting to Doha.
Portugal is a country open to foreign direct investment, especially as there are many investment opportunities available in Portugal in the sectors of real estate, infrastructure and tourism, which are promising opportunities that the Qatari side can benefit from, he said.
For his part, HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, President of Qatar Chamber, said that during the meeting with HE the Portuguese Prime Minister, he discussed the establishment of a joint Portuguese-Qatari Business Council.
Qatari businessmen are scheduled to visit Portugal soon to discuss investment and cooperation with their Portuguese counterparts, he added.