The Acting General Manager of the Qatar Chamber, Ali Saeed bu Sherbak Al Mansori, met with a trading delegation from the Republic of Mali led by Madiou Simpara, President of the Malian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The delegation included Ibrahim Ahamadou Toure, a representative of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, and Cisse Ajita Diaw, Vice President of the Mali Chamber of Commerce.
The meeting discussed bilateral relations between both countries and explored avenues to enhance cooperation in investment, commerce, and industry. Additionally, it focused on reviewing the investment climate and numerous opportunities in both countries, emphasizing the pivotal role of the private sector in developing trade exchanges.
Speaking at the meeting, Al Mansori praised the close relations between both nations, emphasizing that their current trade volume is still below aspirations. He noted the necessity for extra efforts to develop it in line with the strength of such relations.
Al Mansori stressed the Chamber’s eagerness to enhance cooperation with the Malian side, encouraging Qatari investors to explore opportunities in Mali. He highlighted Mali as one of the most attractive destinations for investment in Africa, particularly in sectors like agriculture, food security, and mining.
On his part, Madiou Simpara, President of the Malian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, extended an invitation to QC members to participate in the International Exhibition of Products scheduled to be held in Mali this year. He emphasized that the exhibition offers an excellent opportunity for hosting bilateral meetings and exploring investment prospects in Mali, particularly in the agriculture, mining, and industry sectors. He noted that Qatari companies could showcase their products and industries, promoting the available investment opportunities in Qatar during the exhibition.
Simpara highlighted the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the chambers of Mali and Qatar in 2022. He expressed the Malian Chamber’s eagerness to strengthen cooperative relations with the Qatar Chamber across all fields, contributing to the development of bilateral trade between the two countries.