QC in talks with Azeri delegation on co-operation in agriculture


Qatar Chamber held a meeting with a delegation from Azerbaijan to discuss ways to enhance co-operation ties between both the sides in the field of agriculture.

Qatar Chamber first vice chairman Mohamed bin Twar al-Kuwari met with Leyla Mammadova, the head of the Azeri delegation, and chairperson of the ‘Agro Procurement and Supply’ OJSC under Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Agriculture, at the chamber’s headquarters in Doha.

In a statement, Qatar Chamber said both officials reviewed ways to support the co-operation between Qatari and Azeri business owners, and work to strengthen areas of co-operation in many sectors, especially in food security and agriculture.

During the meeting, al-Kuwari and Mammadova also reviewed the possibility of importing Azeri products to the Qatari market, and providing the Chamber with information about the Azeri agricultural sector.

Al-Kuwari said Qatar and Azerbaijan “enjoy distinguished relations in many fields,” noting that there is a scope for co-operation between the private sectors of both countries in food security.

He affirmed that “Qatar attaches a great interest” to the food security sector and that there are numerous mega projects being held in this sector, such as the large warehousing projects adjacent to the Hamad Port.

Al-Kuwari pointed out that “there is a great interest” on the part of Qatari investors in exploring the investment opportunities available in Azerbaijan.

“The time is appropriate for more partnerships between both sides, and for taking advantage of advanced infrastructure in Qatar, in addition to the incentives and legislation that encourage investment, as well as the existence of economic zones and free zones that attract domestic and foreign investment,” he said.

Mammadova said the objective of the visit is to inform the Qatari private sector on the investment opportunities available in Azerbaijan and to urge Qataris to invest in Azerbaijan.

She also said ‘Agro Procurement and Supply’ OJSC under the Ministry of Agriculture seeks to encourage Azeri farmers and food producers to export, as well as to promote agricultural and food products abroad and explore export opportunities.

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