Qatar Chamber has organised an array of activities to celebrate the country’s National Day in the presence of the Director-General Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi and all staff.
The building of the chamber has been decorated with Qatar’s flags and slogan of this year ceremony.
On that occasion, QC Chairman Shekih Khalifa bin Jaasim Al Thani expressed his congratulations to Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Father Amir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Deputy Amir H H Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani, and the Qatari people on the occasion.
The National Day, he said, represents an opportunity to unite around the wise leadership that has been working for more growth and progress of Qatar and has been following the same path initiated by the Founder to further promote the pride and dignity, complete the building of the State of Qatar on a strong, civilised and modern basis to uphold the principles of truth and justice and support the oppressed.
It is also a national opportunity during which we reminder Qatar’s achievements at all levels, he added.
The QC chairman pointed out that the Qatari economy is not affected by the siege. Rather, it has grown at all sectors, especially in the non-oil sectors which have significantly developed thanks to the diversification plans under the Wise Leadership.
Sheikh Khalifa said that the Chamber has attained a number of important achievements during 2018 and has continued its pioneering role to serve and protect the private sector, adding it organised more than 170 events ranging from conferences, seminars and meetings, received 52 international trade delegations, and organised 7 foreign visits for Qatari businessmen to a number of countries in the world.
Outlining the achievements of the Chamber in 2018, he said it held new elections for the QC Board of Directors for the sixth session 2018-2023.
The current year witnessed the QC’s accession to the World ATA Carnet Council (WATAC) and the Chamber joined International Certificate of Origin (CO) Accreditation Chain at the International Chamber of Commerce. He noted that the QC also continued its cooperation with all ministries and authorities concerned in the State to overcome all obstacles facing the private sector and solve all the problems facing its employees, and organised a number of meetings and seminars with these authorities to discuss issues and matters of interest to the private sector.