Qatar Chamber First Vice-Chairman Mohamed bin Twar al Kuwari stressed the importance of promoting cooperation relations with Azerbaijan in economic and commercial fields, indicating that despite the strong relations between Qatar and Azerbaijan, their trade exchange is still below aspirations.
This was revealed during a meeting with a delegation from Azerbaijan headed by Chairman of the Management Board of SME Business Development Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan Orkhan Mammadov, QC said in a statement on Sunday. Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the State of Qatar HE Rashad Ismayilov was also present at the meeting.
Kuwari went on to emphasise that Qatar Chamber encourages Qatari businessmen to explore the investment climate in Azerbaijan and establish investment projects, which resulting in developing trade exchange between the two countries.
He also underscored the importance of establishing a joint business council between businessmen from both countries, noting that it will play a key role in examining investment opportunities available in both sides and stimulating businessmen to further cooperation between them.
“Qatar economy is open and highly welcomes Azeri products which are of high quality and competitive,” he added.
In return, Orkhan Mammadov praised the close relations between his country and Qatar, affirming the strong will of his country to enhance economic and commercial partnerships with Qatar.
He said that there is significant interest from Azeri side to further develop cooperation with the private sector in both countries in a way that leads to increasing trade between them.
Mammadov expressed the readiness of his country to provide Qatari market with many products through air or marine shipping.
He stressed to set up a Qatari-Azeri business council with a view to further enhance cooperation between businessmen from both friendly countries.