The Qatar Chamber (QC) hosted on Monday a delegation from the Republic of Gambia led by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment HE Lamin Dampha, and his accompanying delegation.
QC Assistant Director General for Government Relations and Committees Affairs Ali Bu Sherbak Al Mansouri attended the meeting, which touched on the economic and commercial cooperation and means to enhance them and ways to bolster cooperation between the private sector in both countries.
On his part, Ali Bu Sherbak said that there is a strong desire from the Qatari side to develop commercial relations with its Gambian counterpart, noting that there are multiple opportunities for partnerships and alliances between Qatari and Gambian businessmen.
Bu Sherbak stressed the Chamber’s keenness to develop cooperation with the Gambian side, noting that there is an agreement signed with the Gambia Chamber of Commerce to boost cooperation and another MoU to establish a joint business council. He affirmed the importance of activating these agreements and increasing the mutual visits between both businessmen of both countries and strengthening relations between the Qatari private sector and its Gambian counterpart.
He gave an overview of the role of the Qatar Chamber in the business community, and the services and activities it makes to safeguard the interests of businessmen and promote the national economy and the Qatari private sector abroad.
In turn, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment HE Lamin Dampha said that the delegation’s visit aims to enhance the commercial cooperation with Qatar, and review means to develop businesses between the Qatari and Gambian private sectors.
Dampha called on Qatari investors to visit Gambia which offers plenty of investment opportunities to learn about these opportunities, indicating that Gambia is a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) which is a large market for more than 300 million populations.
He expressed his aspiration to see Qatari investments in Gambia in various sectors which offers various incentives for investors, indicating that his country is keen to enhance trade exchange with Qatar and supply Gambian products to Qatar.