Thursday, 28 March 2013

Marzouki invites Qatari investment

TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK

DOHA

TUNISIAN President Moncef al Marzouki welcomed Qatari investments in economic sectors like tourism, services and industry during a luncheon held in his honour by the Qatari Businessmen Association, in Doha, on Wednesday.

The Qatari businessmen were invited to look for more investment opportunities in Tunisia in order to serve the common interests of the two countries, as there is a huge potential especially since Qatar has a diversified investment agenda.

The president stressed that his country is open to Qatar and all Arab countries. The president praised Qatar for supporting Tunisian people, saying Qatar has consistently provided financial and logistical support to Tunisia during the past two years.

The Tunisian president said that economic relations between the two countries have witnessed a significant improvement in the recent period as a result of the signing of a large number of bilateral agreements.

The Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA) held a business luncheon in the honour of Tunisian president and his accompanying delegation comprising Tunisia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Osman Jerandi and a number of consultants and government officials in addition to Qatari ambassador in Tunisia HE Nasser Hamidi and the Tunisian ambassador in Qatar HE Mohammed Munther Zarif and the official representative of Tunisia in the Arab League.

The luncheon was headed by QBA Chairman Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al Thani.

Prominent among those who took part in the luncheon were Qatar Chamber Chairman Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohammed al Thani, QBA First Deputy Chairman Hussein Alfardan and QBA Second Deputy Chairman Sheikh Khalid bin Thani al Thani.

HE Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al Thani welcomed the president of Tunisia and the accompanying delegation who came to Doha to participate in the Arab League summit, expressing the desire of the Qatari business community to open bridges of communication and strengthen economic ties between the two countries, in order to discuss ways of enhancing trade cooperation and investments between the Qatari businessmen and their Tunisian counterparts.

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