Published On: Sat, Jan 24th, 2015

Minister of Economy Holds Meetings at Davos

Minister Ahmet Davutoglu , Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu with Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al-Thani,  Minister of Economy and Commerce

Minister Ahmet Davutoglu , Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu with Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al-Thani, Minister of Economy and Commerce

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met Friday with HE Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al-Thani on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and means of developing them, particularly in economic, commerce, and investment fields. The meeting also touched on discussions and deliberations that took place during the forum.
The Turkish premier praised the Qatari-Turkish relations, pointing to the significant increase in the investment and trade exchange between them.
HE the minister of economy voiced Qatar’s keenness on cementing economic partnerships between the two countries.
Separately, Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim met with Swiss Minister of Economy Johann Schneider-Ammann, with talks discussing means to boost economic and investment relations between the two countries.
Trade between Qatar and Switzerland mounted to QR 3.4 billion in 2013, 5.1 percent of which is Qatari investments in Switzerland, while the Swiss investments in Qatar are represented in 15 companies wholly owned by Swiss businessmen in addition to 45 companies jointly owned by the two sides.
The two ministers discussed steps necessary for the entry into effect of the free trade area agreement between GCC states and members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
Moreover, HE the minister attended an interactive session on ruling and managing trade, which dealt with developments in the WTO, and the need to support the organization’s programs in light of developments that occurred after the last ministerial conference in Bali, in addition to the future of the Doha negotiations.

Source : Qatar News Agency

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