Gulf Times: Qatar Chamber participates in Oman’s ‘Investment and Food Security Week’ held at Expo 2023 Doha

Country: Qatar
Gulf Times: Qatar Chamber participates in Oman’s ‘Investment and Food Security Week’ held at Expo 2023 Doha
05 February 2024

Doha, Qatar -Qatar Chamber recently participated in the inauguration of the ‘Investment and Food Security Week in the Sultanate of Oman’ held at Oman's pavilion in the International Horticultural Expo 2023 (Expo 2023 Doha).

The ceremony was attended by Qatar Chamber first vice-chairman Mohamed bin Towar al-Kuwari and board member Mohamed bin Ahmed al-Obaidli. During the event, a meeting was held to review ways to bolster economic co-operation between both countries.

In a statement, al-Kuwari said Oman is one of Qatar’s “most important trade partners,” emphasising significant developments in trade within the private sector. He said Qatari private sector exports stood at QR4.6bn by the end of Q3-2023, adding that Qatari businessmen are eager to explore investment opportunities in Oman through the ongoing event.

Al-Kuwari further noted that there are numerous fields for cooperation between the Qatari and Omani private sectors, especially in agriculture, food security, food processing, and fisheries.

For his part, Khalid bin Salim al-Zuhaimi, commissioner-general of Oman’s pavilion at the expo, said 300 Omani companies are operating in Qatar with full ownership. Additionally, numerous companies are collaborating with Qatari counterparts across various sectors, such as trade, contracting, services, hospitality, energy, and maintenance.

Faisal bin Abdullah al-Rawas, the chairman of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), emphasised that Oman’s participation in Expo 2023 Doha aims to educate Qatari and foreign investors about the abundant opportunities in Oman’s agricultural and food security sectors. He added that the visual presentations showcased during the week will have a positive impact on the private sector.

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