15 Feb 2018 - 0:55
Qatar Chamber hosts Canadian delegation
DOHA: Qatar Chamber (QC) yesterday hosted a Canadian delegation led by Prime Minister of the Province of Quebec and former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Jean Charest.
QC Vice Chairman Mohamed bin Ahmed bin Towar Al Kuwari received the delegation in the presence of number of board members. Adrian Norfolk, ambassador of Canada to Qatar was also present at the meeting along with Qatari businessman Abdulla Al Khater.
The meeting focused on informing the Qatari side on the investment opportunities available in Canada and inviting Qatari businessmen to invest in Canada.
On his part, Charest said that the Canadian government in so interested in enhancing cooperation relations with Qatar. He asserted that Canadians are eager to know the business opportunities galore in the Qatari market. Praising the resilience of Qatar’s economy, Charest said that Qatar has managed to achieved promising economic growth in a short time and its GDP is one of the highest worldwide. Qatar and Canada share the focus on a knowledge-based economy strategy.
Canada has strong belief in Qatar’s ability to proceed ahead in its strategic plans, particularly in economic diversification, he noted. He delivered a presentation titles “Canada as Outstanding Destination for Investment” explaining his country’s potentials, geographical merits, investment opportunities and natural resources.
Over 60 percent of Canada’s GPD is trade based, he added, assuring that there are wide range of incentives provided to attract more investments.
Meanwhile, Al Kuwari said that the siege imposed on Qatar had some benefits. It has encouraged businessmen and the private sector to invest in new factories and companies which helped to increase Qatar’s self-efficiency in various goods and commodities.
“Qatari businessmen are interested to increase their investments in Canada. We enjoy strong and fruitful relations at all fields,” Al Kuwari added.