Qatar Chamber and a commercial delegation from the Trade Malta Ltd, led by its CEO Anton Buttigieg held here on Thursday a meeting, which brought together a number of Maltese companies in the banking, education, information technology, construction and real estate sectors.
The two sides discussed prospects of joint investment cooperation and ways to explore new channels of communication between Qatari businessmen and their Maltese counterparts.
QC Vice Chairman Muhammed bin Ahmed bin Twar said that trade exchange between both countries do not rise to the high level of bilateral diplomatic relations, referring in this regard to the agreements and memoranda of understanding and cooperation signed by the two countries.
He called on the private sector from both countries to work on stimulating cooperation especially since the investment opportunities are motivating, expressing hope that Qatari investments will enter in the Maltese markets.
QC board member Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Obaidly said that the State of Qatar is considered as a model of partnership between the public and private sectors, underlying the ongoing efforts aimed at developing the private sector and increasing its contribution in Qatar’s Gross Domestic Product.
The Qatari government is keen on increasing the investments in food security field, he said, noting that Qatar Chamber encourages investors to channel their investments to this sector.
The Maltese delegation made a presentation on the most prominent investment opportunities in Malta such as food, drink, software, education and training sectors.
It has also introduced Trade Malta Ltd which was established in partnership between the government of Malta and the Malta Chamber of Commerce in order to support the Maltese companies to develop their products and industry paving the way for them to reach international markets. (QNA)