His Excellency Mr Sultan bin Rashid Al Khater, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, met with Ambassador Hasan Kleib,Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and his accompanying delegation, currently visiting Qatar.
The meeting touched on various cooperation aspects between Qatar and WIPO, and discussed strengthening the partnership between the two sides. The convening parties sought to evaluate the implementation of joint projects and programmes, as well as future opportunities to enhance partnerships and mechanisms to support and develop national intellectual property (IP) policies and competencies.
Furthermore, His Excellency the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industryextended Qatar’s appreciation to WIPO for its support in developing IP policies and systems in the State of Qatar, particularly in terms of the development of the National IP Strategy, which capitalizes on the Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) signed between the two sides.
The various joint projects aim to achieve the objectives in the State of Qatar’s national development plan, in line with the national economic policy. They also align with economic diversification policies and the transition to a knowledge-based economy within the framework of Qatar National Vision 2030.
At the conclusion of the meeting, His Excellency the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry reiterated Qatar’s commitment and permanent support to WIPO in developing a balanced and effective international IP system that encourages innovation and creativity.
WIPO is a global forum for IP expertise, services, policy and cooperation. It provides technical assistance to its member states to help build relevant skills and capabilities. Moreover, WIPO is one of the oldest specialised United Nations agencies and one of the largest international organisations in Geneva.