Qatar Chamber hosted on Tuesday a delegation of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) led by Secretary-General Roberto Suárez Santos in the presence of QC General Manager Saleh bin Hamad Al-Sharqi and representative of employers at the Qatar Chamber Eng. Naser Al-Meer.
Speaking at the meeting, Saleh Al-Sharqi welcomed the IOE delegation, stressing that the Qatar Chamber is eager to enhance cooperation with the organization.
He noted that the State of Qatar offers an attractive business environment through its economic legislation that stimulates foreign investments or the developed infrastructure that attracts international businessmen to invest in the state.
On his part, Eng. Naser Al-Meer stressed that Qatar has made great strides in the labour field and the rights of employers and expat labourers by adopting a set of legislation and reforms that reflect the state’s commitment to providing a suitable and safe work environment, in line with its National Vision 2030, and in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
He also noted that the Qatar Chamber, as a representative of the private sector, played an important role in such reforms, indicating that it supported the strenuous efforts undertaken by the government in the legislation that facilitates businesses and creates an appropriate climate for investment.
He further underscored the Chamber’s support for the workers’ rights and the adoption of the best international standards that ensure a safe and appropriate work environment.
Al-Meer pointed out that Qatar is committed to combating climate change and has enacted a host of laws that support this issue, indicating that it hosted the first environmentally sustainable FIFA World Cup ever, in the history of the championship.
“As business owners, we must contribute to preserving our planet from climate change and must have an active role in this regard,” He added.
He praised the IOE’s participation in the 5th UN on LDCs, affirming that it emphasized its leading role in sustainable development and in the efforts being made to help the least developed countries.
“The Private Sector Forum which is being held on the sidelines of the 5th UN on LDCs constitutes an important platform for all participants to share ideas and experiences and address the challenges it faces in sustainable development,” he said.
For his part, the Secretary-General of the IOE Roberto Suárez Santos praised the significant development Qatar witnesses in terms of the economy and infrastructure, noting that the delegations include representatives from 27 countries who are keen to participate in the 5UN on LDCs.
He also praised Qatar’s hosting of this international event, stressing that it occupies a global status in development fields and has a fingerprint in confronting global challenges.