Business and Trade Minister Meets French Foreign Trade Minister

March 13, 2013


Minister of Business and Trade HE Sheikh Jassim bin Abdulaziz Al Thani met on Tuesday 12/03/2013 with French Minister for Foreign Trade Nicole Bricq  and her accompanying delegation.
A working luncheon was held in honor of the French Minister and the accompanying delegation attended by a number of Qatari and French businessmen. A number of workshops were also held to discuss the trade relations between the two countries, and the bilateral trade between the two countries which has been amounted to more than QR 9.1 billion in 2011.
It is to be noted that the value of Qatari exports to France is estimated at QR 6.4 billion  led by distillation products and mineral fuels, while imports amounted to around QR2.7 billion.
Qatar and France were linked with a number trade agreements such as economic and trade cooperation and technical agreements  and another one to protect and encourage joint investments.
Several issues of mutual interest  and ways of enhancing them, were also discussed during the meeting.