Qatar Chamber participates in GCC Secretariat-Gulf business sector meeting


Qatar Chamber board member Mohamed Ahmed al-Obaidli during the second meeting of the GCC Secretariat and the Gulf business sector held in Riyadh.

Qatar Chamber has participated in the second meeting of the GCC Secretariat and the Gulf business sector, held yesterday at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Council in Riyadh. The meeting discussed means of enhancing private sector participation in the economic relations of the GCC, thus enhancing economic and investment relations and increasing exchange. Qatar Chamber was represented by board member Mohamed Ahmed al-Obaidli, who said that the Chamber presented a proposal during the meeting for Doha to host the GCC-US Summit, which is expected to be held next year. He pointed out that the Qatari proposal was approved by all representatives of the Gulf states, and that the preparation of the summit will be co-ordinated with the US side through the General Secretariat of the GCC and Qatar Chamber.

He added that Qatar Chamber also requested the addition of central Asian and African countries to the list of countries and blocs that are of interest to the GCC countries. Al-Obaidli noted that the GCC, represented by departments of the strategic dialogue sector in political affairs and negotiations, provided an overview of the joint action plans and agreements with countries and economic groups such as partnerships with the US, South America, the European Union, the UK, Asia, Africa, the Pacific, Jordan and Morocco.

Sources and photo-credits: QNA, Gulf Times