US-Qatar Business Council welcomes Qatar’s new Commercial Attaché to US


Al-Dosari is confident that “we can make a positive impact on the US-Qatar trade relationship”

The US-Qatar Business Council (USQBC) has hosted a reception to welcome Fahad al-Dosari, Qatar’s newly appointed Commercial Attaché to the US.The reception welcomed over 60 members of the business community and was hosted at the recently opened Conrad Hotel near CityCenterDC, which is one of Qatar’s first major investments in the US, totalling over $650mn. Al-Dosari is the first Commercial Attaché of Qatar to the US, and his posting is part of an initiative of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to place representatives overseas to further increase trade and investment. His appointment was made alongside appointments of attachés to the UK and France, a USQBC statement said.

He is well-versed in international trade, having served with Qatari delegations to the World Trade Organisation. He also participated in the Gulf Cooperation Council’s trade negotiations with China and represented Qatar in the joint committees to Singapore and the Scandinavian countries to review trade agreements. “Though I have a lot of work before me, I am appreciative of my partners here in Washington, and confident we can make a positive impact on the US-Qatar trade relationship,” said al-Dosari, who was also a major participant in handling the World Trade Organisation’s periodic reviews of Qatar’s trade policy.

“He (al-Dosari) has arrived in the US at a very promising time for US-Qatar business relations,” said Ambassador Anne Patterson, USQBC’s President.Mohammed Barakat, managing director of the USQBC, said the appointment is the first step in further deepening the US-Qatar trade relationship and shows the importance of the US to the Qatari economy.“We look forward to working with al-Dosari and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to further develop the trade relationship,” he said.

Sources and photo-credits: Gulf Times