atar Chamber Chairman HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani met with a delegation from the British Parliament headed by HE Angus Brendan MacNeil, Member of Parliament and Chair of the UK International Trade Commission, who is currently visiting Qatar.
During the meeting, the officials touched on bilateral relations between the two countries in the commercial, and economic fields, as well as ways to enhance and develop them.
They also discussed investment opportunities available in both sides, as well as the British interest in deepening economic relations with Qatar particularly and the GCC states in general after its exit from the European Union, and opening markets to Qatari and British companies to expand trade and investment between the two sides.
The meeting was attended by QC general manger Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi.
Addressing the meeting, HE Sheikh Khalifa praised the close relations between Qatar and the UK, noting that there are various Qatari investments there in many sectors such as infrastructure, real estate, and sports.
HE also paid tribute to the two countries’ trade exchange, stressing that the UK is an important trade partner to Qatar.
In turn, HE Angus Brendan MacNeil lauded the distinct relations between both countries, assuring his country’s keenness to underpin cooperation with Qatar in all fields, increase their trade exchange and attract more Qatari investments in all sectors.
HE also pointed out that the delegation’s visit aims to explore new aspects of cooperation between both parties and study mechanisms that facilitate mutual investments between them.
It is worth mentioning that the Qatari investments in UK amounted to £ 40bn, while the two countries’ trade volume exceeded QR 16.6bn last years despite the implication of the Covid-19 pandemic.