Minister of Economy and Commerce leads Qatari delegation to Paris

April 05, 2016

HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani, Qatar’s Minister of Economy and Commerce, will lead on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, a Qatari delegation to the French capital Paris where he will participate in meetings in Cadran that will bring together chief corporate executives and businessmen from both countries.
Discussions will touch on the promotion of bilateral investment and commercial ties as well as dialogue between the French and Qatari business community in a bid to develop new partnerships between companies from both countries and increase Qatari exports to France.
The meetings represent an important step toward expanding the horizons of cooperation between both countries and creating new opportunities for bilateral investments through the establishment of partnerships between Qatari and French companies and businessmen, which will benefit both sides in various economic and trade fields.
The one-day meeting will be divided into three sessions, and will touch on Qatari investments in France, the development of bilateral economic relations and the contribution of French industries to promoting a diversified and sustainable Qatari economy in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.
Participants will also discuss efforts to expand existing partnerships and identify new investment opportunities for companies in both countries.
Qatar and France enjoy strong political and economic relations that have been bolstered by the ratification of several bilateral economic agreements and memoranda of understanding.
The total volume of bilateral trade reached 7.5 billion riyals in 2015. Qatari exports to France including natural gas and petroleum products stood at nearly 3 billion riyals in 2015, while the value of imports reached nearly 4.5 billion riyals.