Tunisia and Qatar discuss investment opportunities…

unisian Prime Minister Mahdi Jumaa has urged Qatari businessmen to invest in his country and benefit from opportunities in a stable economic and political atmosphere that would ensure the success of ambitious economic projects.

This came during a meeting between Qatar Chamber and a senior delegation of Tunisian businessmen Jumaa is heading on an official visit to Doha.

The meeting, held in the presence of HE Minister of Finance Ali Sherif al-Emadi, discussed a set of issues in reciprocal investment, with the two sides agreeing on the importance of boosting bilateral partnerships between private sectors in both countries.

Jumaa said his country used to mainly focus on European investors but has started to pay more attention to Arab investors, noting that his current visit to Doha comes in that frame.

For his part, Qatari Businessmen Association Chairman Sheikh Faisal bin Qassem al-Thani said the Tunisian premier encouraged Qatari businessmen during the meeting as he discussed highly rewarding investment opportunities for both countries in the fields of industry and agriculture. The two sides also agreed to organise a visit for Qatari businessmen to Tunisia in the next two months.

Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI) president Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani said the meeting focused on boosting economic and trade co-operation, adding that the Tunisian side presented some fields and sectors that Qatari businessmen can invest in.

He added that the situation is improving in Tunisia as security is stable and economic indicators are starting to rise. “We are optimistic about Tunisian economy and Qatari businessmen are keen on exploring investment opportunities there.”

HE the Foreign Minister Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah yesterday met with his Tunisian counterpart Mongi Hamdi who was part of the delegation accompanying Prime Minister Jumaa.

Talks  covered bilateral relations and ways to enhance co-operation in fields of common interest.

Al-Attiyah stressed Qatar’s keenness  to further strengthening relations with Tunisia in all fields.

The Tunisian  minister praised the strong relations between the two countries and looked forward to further co-operation.

Prime Minister Jumaa, who was in Qatar on an official visit as part of a regional tour, left Doha for Kuwait yesterday after a meeting with HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

The  premier and the accompanying delegation were seen off upon departure at Doha International Airport by  al-Emadi,  Qatari Ambassador to Tunisia, Abdullah bin Nasser Abdullah al-Hamidi and  Tunisian Ambassador to Qatar Dr Mohamed Mundhir Zarif.

Qatar Tunisia Meeting

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday met with Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa and the delegation accompanying him. During the meeting at the Emiri Diwan, “the two sides reviewed bilateral relations and ways to develop them on all fronts in a way that serves mutual interests of the brotherly countries and people”, the official Qatar News Agency (QNA) said.  HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani attended the meeting. Prime Minister Jomaa, who was in Qatar on an official visit as part of a regional tour, later left Doha for Kuwait.

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