Turkish companies seek to transfer tech to Qatar firms


Turkish companies that have adopted cutting-edge technology are keen to establish joint ventures in Qatarpaving the way for the transfer of such technology, head of a Turkish business delegation said in Doha on Sunday.

This came at a meeting between Qatar Chamber representatives and a 10-member Turkish delegation headed by Zakaria Aslan, a board member of the Great National Association.
At the meeting, the two sides discussed ways to enhance trade exchange and co-operation and possibilities of stitching joint ventures between businessmen of the two countries.

Aslan said the objective of the visit was to enhance cooperation between Qatari and Turkish businessmen and to express the Turkish private sector’s interest in establishing joint ventures with Qatari companies in all economic sectors.

QC board member Rashid bin Hamad al Athba said Qatari and Turkish businessmen will soon strike new business partnerships, taking the already thriving bilateral trade relations between the two countries a couple of notches ahead. He said the Qatari private sector was keen to further enhance its cooperation with the Turkish side.

Qatar market, he said, is replete with investment opportunities and exhorted the Turkish investors to make use of them.

Illustrating the growing strength of Qatari-Turkish trade relations, he said, the MoU signed last year between Qatar Chamber and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) would pave the way for a more robust cooperation between the two sides. There are about 186 Turkish-Qatari firms operating in Qatar and 19 firms with 100 percent Turkish capital.

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