11 June 2022

QBA Discusses Investment Opportunities with Swiss Delegation

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Doha, June 11 (QNA) - The Qatari Businessmen Association organized a business lunch in honor of the visit of a delegation of Swiss companies and hospitals specialized in medical tourism and medical services, headed by HE Ambassador of Switzerland to the State of Qatar Edgar Dorig.
At the beginning of the meeting, Sherida Al Kaabi, QBA Board member, welcomed the Swiss delegation and spoke about the depth of bilateral relations between the two countries.
Al Kaabi stressed out the important opportunities for tourism and investment in the two countries, noting that while Switzerland is a major tourist destination for Qataris and Gulf residents, Qatar is on the verge of organizing an exceptional version of the World Cup, where the country welcomes the Swiss fans and tourists.
For his part, HE Ambassador of Switzerland to Qatar Edgar Dorig highlighted that there are promising opportunities to enhance Qatari-Swiss cooperation in various sectors, especially tourism and medical tourism. He also indicated that the volume of trade between the two countries rose to more than QR 5 billion in 2021, which witnessed an increase compared to 2020, when the volume of inter-trade reached QR 2.6 billion.
His Excellency said that the Swiss national team's qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup will increase the interest of the Swiss in visiting Qatar.
Also, HE the Ambassador said that next year the two countries will celebrate 50 years of establishing their diplomatic relations, which means that after the World Cup we will have many events such as car exhibitions between Geneva and Doha, in addition to promoting investments in diverse sectors such as hospitality and real estate.
For his part, Omar Hussein Al Fardan, QBA member, said that after the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increasing interest by the members of the Qatari Businessmen in the health sector and health technology, and that relations with Switzerland are growing in many fields, including tourism, especially medical treatment, which opens prospects for further closer cooperation between the private sector in the two countries. (QNA)


Economy, Qatar
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