DOHA, Qatar – Visiting French minister of state for foreign trade, Matthias Fekl, said Monday, Qatari-French investment council aims to encourage Qatari investors to enter France and promote Qatari investors into his country, whether through the public or private sectors.

In a speech, during the third investment council meeting, which is organised by Qatari Businessmen Association, in cooperation with the French embassy, Fekl praised Qatar’s economy, noting that, investment opportunities can be boosted even further, with more cooperation to various businesses.

In his address before attendees of the one-day event, Fekl hailed bilateral ties between his country and Qatar, noting that, he visited Doha last year and has noticed the big changes and developments in the city.

The French official added that, his country has amended several investment laws, in order to attract more investments, noting that nearly 1,200 French firms are active in Qatar, and stressing that France is the second investment destination for Qatar, around the world.

In turn, Sheikh Hamad bin Faisal Al-Thani, board member of Qatari Businessmen Association, said, the visit of the French minister to Doha comes in the context of boosting Qatari-French ties to a new level of cooperation.

Sheikh Hamad added, the Qatari and French laws, as well as, the signed agreements between the two sides, helped in bringing more than 20 billion euros of Qatari investments to France.

He said, Qatar is working according to Qatar National Vision 2030, in order to enhance economy and promote human, social and environment development.

On the sidelines of the event, three agreements were signed between Qatar University and Dassault Aviation, between the Ministry of Public Health, Sanofi Aventis group and the French embassy, and a training agreement between Alstom Transport and HEC Paris, Qatar.

Source: Nam News Network