Qatar Chamber, Azerbaijan’s SMB review establishing joint business council

On the sidelines of the Qatar International Agriculture Exhibition (AgriteQ 2022), Qatar Chamber Chairman HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani met on Thursday with Deputy Chairman of the SMEs Development Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SMB) HE Rufat Atakishiiyev.

The meeting was attended by QC First Vice-Chairman HE Mohamed bin Twar Al Kuwari and Second Vice-Chairman HE Rashed bin Hamad Al Athba in the presence of Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Qatar HE. Rashad Ismayilov.

The meeting deliberated on economic and trading relations between both countries and ways to enhancing them, the investment climate, and opportunities available in both sides and the possibility of signing a memorandum of understanding between Qatar and Azerbaijan chambers to establish a joint businessmen council.

Speaking at the meeting, HE Sheikh Khalifa lauded the distinguished relations both countries enjoy, noting that Qatari businessmen are eager to get acquainted with the investment opportunities galore in various sectors such as agriculture and food security.

HE affirmed that QC encourages Qatari investors to invest in Azerbaijan and supports all efforts aiming to develop both countries’ trade exchange which is still below aspirations.

On his part, HE Rufat Atakishiiyev undersored the leading role that can be performed by the joint business council in enhancing cooperation between private sectors in both countries, pointing to the strong will of his country to attract Qatari investors.

Bin Twar praised the economic and commercial cooperation between both parties, noting that the joint businessmen council will see board participation from Qatari businessmen who are willing to explore investment climate in Azerbaijan.


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