H.E. Minister of Commerce and Industry meets with Ministers and Senior Officials on the sidelines of the 5th UN Conference on Least Developed Countries

March 12, 2023

His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Qassim Al-Thani, Minister of Commerce and Industry met with several ministers and senior officials on the sidelines of the 5th United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries, which took place in Doha during 5-9 March 2023.

H.E. Minister of Commerce and Industry met, separately, with H.E. Mr. Faisal Alibrahim, Minister of Economy and Planning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Mr. Daniyar Amangeldiev, Minister of Economy and Commerce of the Kyrgyz Republic, H.E. Mr. Kairat Umarov, Special Envoy of H.E. the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Moses Kiarie Kuria, Minister of Trade, Investment, and Industry of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Mr. Rodrigo Malmierca, Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment of the Republic of Cuba, and H.E. Mr. Zavqi Zavqizoda, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan

The meetings discussed ways to strengthen and develop cooperation, especially in the fields of trade, investment, and industry.

H.E. Minister of Commerce and Industry showcased the economic policies and incentives adopted by Qatar to support the private sector, in addition to the legislations and promising opportunities that are available to foreign investors and businessmen in Qatar.

Additionally, H.E. Minister of Commerce and Industry met, separately, with H.E. Mr. Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization “WIPO”, H.E. Dr. Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization “UNIDO”, and Dr. Guy Diedrich, Senior Vice President and Global Innovation Officer for Cisco Systems.

During the meetings, H.E. expressed Qatar’s recognition for the support provided by “WIPO” in developing the policies and strategies related to intellectual property, especially the National Strategy for Intellectual Property, and how to benefit from the MOUs signed so far.

H.E. Minister of Commerce and Industry also emphasized the role played by “UNIDO” in facilitating industrial development in developing countries and stressed Qatar’s keenness to support the organization in facing global challenges.