Qatar Chamber Chairman, Finnish Minister for Development Cooperation review boosting relations


Chairman of Qatar Chamber HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Thani met recently with the Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Finland HE Ville Skinnari, and the accompanying delegation.

The meeting was attended by board members Eng. Ali bin Abdullatif Al-Misnad and Mohamed bin Ahmed Al-Obaidli and a number of businessmen from both countries.

The meeting touched on discussing economic and commercial relations between both countries, the means to enhance them, the investment climate, and opportunities available in both countries, and the possibility for Qatari and Finnish businessmen to establish joint investments.

Addressing the meeting, QC Chairman praised the close relations between both counties in commercial fields, noting that the Qatari private sector is looking forward to boosting cooperation with its Finnish counterpart, especially in the sectors that require advanced technology.

As for trade volume, Sheikh Khalifa said that the two countries’ bilateral trade volume reached QR 395mn last year, compared to QR 381mn in 2020, an increase of 4 percent.

HE further indicated that there are many Finnish companies operating in Qatar in various sectors like tourism, medical sector, lifts, and cosmetics, stressing that the Qatari market highly welcomes Finnish companies and that Qatari businessmen are eager to learn about the investment opportunities available in Finland.

For his part, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Finland HE Ville Skinnari lauded the strong relations between his country and Qatar.

Skinnari reviewed the investment climate in his country, noting that there is a multitude of investment opportunities available in Finland in many sectors especially in the advanced technology industries, calling on Qatari businessmen to invest in his country which offers many opportunities in various sectors such as oil and gas, technology industries and others.

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