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Qatar Chamber: We are keen to develop relations between Qatari businessmen and their Lebanese counterparts

The Qatar Chamber affirmed its keenness to develop relations between Qatari businessmen and their Lebanese counterparts, especially since Qatar is considered a regional trade center, due to the investment incentives it provides to foreign investors, in addition to the distinguished infrastructure and pioneering economic legislation.

This came in a statement by Mr. Mohammed bin Ahmed Al-Obaidly, member of the Board of Directors of the Qatar Chamber and Chairman of the Food Security Committee, during his meeting with a Lebanese delegation, headed by Engineer Louis Lahoud, Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture, and Dr. Muhammad Abu Haidar, Director General of the Ministry of Economy and Trade in Lebanon, during which the Review aspects of trade and economic cooperation between the two sides, and ways to enhance trade and economic relations between the private sectors in the two countries.

Al-Obaidly expressed the Chamber’s welcome to the Lebanese delegation, noting the distinguished relations between the two countries, especially in the economic and trade fields.

In turn, Engineer Louis Lahoud, Director General of the Lebanese Ministry of Agriculture, said that there is great Lebanese-Qatari cooperation in all fields, and there are historical relations linking the two brotherly countries, praising the clear support provided by Qatar to Lebanon in its crises.

Lahoud noted that there is keenness on the Lebanese side to increase the export of its products to Qatar and increase trade exchange between the two countries, especially since Lebanese products are of high quality and reasonable price, and indicated that there is positive and close cooperation between the Chambers of Qatar and Lebanon.

For his part, Mr. Muhammad Abu Haidar, Director General of the Lebanese Ministry of Economy and Trade, said that Lebanon’s economy has tended to rely on productive sectors such as industry, agriculture and the knowledge economy, pointing to the role that chambers of commerce in both countries can play in promoting trade and investment exchange between Qatari and Lebanese businessmen. .

Abu Haidar noted that Lebanese exports to Qatar have increased over the past two years, and that they are subject to international specifications and standards, calling on Qatari investors to invest in Lebanon in all economic fields.

He said that the delegation’s visit comes within the framework of Lebanon’s participation in the tenth Qatar Agricultural Exhibition (Agritech), expressing his hope that the exhibition will witness tangible results and successful bilateral meetings between business owners and companies from both sides.

Abu Haidar added that Lebanon will participate in Expo Qatar this year, pointing out that it provides an opportunity for Lebanon to move towards new markets, especially in terms of sustainability, innovation and technology, on which Qatar is clearly based.

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