The State of Qatar took part in the meetings of the 128th session of the Council of the Union of Arab Chambers, which were held in Cairo to discuss several issues that promote the Arab cooperation in the commercial and economic fields.
HE Chairman of Qatar Chamber Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al-Thani said that the meetings discussed important topics, including the Arab Electronic Market and the organization of a forum for the Arab private sector in preparation for the Arab Economic Summit scheduled to be held in Beirut in January.
HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al-Thani, who chaired the Qatari delegation to the meetings, added that the meetings also discussed the preparations for the 6th Arab Conference for Investment in Food Security, the activation of the role of executive leaders in the Union of Arab Chambers and the realization of the Union’s objectives in this regard. He noted that the Council decided to hold periodic meetings for the executive leaders to discuss the developments and activate the role of the Chambers in this regard.
HE affirmed Qatar Chamber’s support for the Arab joint action in the various economic and commercial fields, stressing the need to strengthen intra-Arab trade, which is still below the level of ambition, because of its importance in achieving the desired Arab economic integration. He added that Qatar Chamber will continue to coordinate with various Arab Chambers to achieve this goal.
The Union of Arab Chambers aims to achieve Arab economic integration within a comprehensive, effective and developed framework so that it can deal and cooperate with other economic blocs on an equal bases that ensure the interests of all parties and contributes to the achievement of global prosperity and the representation of all economic sectors on the Arab, regional and international levels.
The Union seeks to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of development plans, programs and efforts in the Arab world through the provision of adequate employment opportunities and the employment of the pillars of a market economy based on the freedom of fair competition, the prevention of monopolistic practices and the guarantee of equal opportunities.