The State of Qatar participated in the second edition of the Tashkent International Investment Forum, which was held for two days in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The delegation of the State of Qatar was headed by His Excellency Mr. Sultan bin Rashid Al Khater, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry stated, in a statement today, that a number of senior officials in the Qatar Investment Authority, the Qatar Financial Center and the Investment Promotion Agency participated in the forum. On the sidelines of the forum, His Excellency Dr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan, and His Excellency Mr. Laziz Kudratov, Minister of Investment, Industry and Trade of Uzbekistan, met with His Excellency the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry. During the two meetings, they reviewed issues of common interest with the aim of enhancing cooperation between the two countries in the sectors of trade, investment and industry, in addition to exchanging views on the topics on the agenda of the forum. During the two meetings, HE Sultan bin Rashid Al Khater highlighted the successful economic policies established by the State of Qatar to support the private sector, indicating the incentives, legislation and promising opportunities available in the country aimed at encouraging investors, businessmen, and company owners to invest in the State of Qatar. It is noteworthy that the Tashkent International Investment Forum aims to highlight the investment potential in Uzbekistan to the international investment and business communities, and to attract foreign investment leaders, major financial and economic institutions and companies interested in entering the Uzbek market. The second edition of the forum witnessed the organization of a number of working sessions and round tables on a number of topics, including environmental and social practices and corporate governance, enhancing the role of women in the field of developing small and medium enterprises, private sector investments in the development of infrastructure projects, opportunities and challenges for tourism, and retail trade. E-commerce, in addition to prospects for development in the field of digitizing small and medium-sized companies, and other axes.
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