Finnish Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Minister Calls on Qatari Businessmen to Invest in Finland
Doha, February 05 (QNA) – HE the Minister of Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Finland Ville Skinnari called on Qatari businessmen to invest in his country, indicating that there are many investment opportunities to enhance cooperation in many sectors such as oil and gas, advanced technological industries, smart cities, maritime industries and other fields.
This came during his meeting with HE Qatar Businessmen Association (QBA) Chairman Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani, in which they discussed ways to enhance relations in the economic and trade fields were discussed in addition to reviewing the investment climate and opportunities available in the two friendly countries, as well as the possibility of developing relations between Qatari businessmen and their Finnish counterparts to establish joint investments, especially with the current cooperation in the aviation sector between Qatar Airways and its Finnish counterpart Fin Air, which aims at making Doha a regional air hub between the region and the Scandinavian countries, in addition to the presence of Finnish companies such as Nokia and others in the World Cup projects and their successful cooperation with FIFA and the Doha Metro, which was praised by the Finnish official.
For his part, HE Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani praised the bilateral relations between the two countries, especially in the commercial fields, pointing out that the Qatari private sector welcomes the strengthening of cooperation with its Finnish counterpart, highlighting the desire of Qatari businessmen to visit Finland and study the investment opportunities.
HE Sheikh Faisal also welcomed the idea of having a delegation of Finnish companies in Qatar to discuss cooperation opportunities that offer multiple advantages to foreign investors. He also stressed during his speech that the local market is ready to receive various Finnish investments.
QBA board member Saud Al Mana pointed out that there are a number of Finnish companies that invested in the Qatari market in sectors such as tourism, medical sector, elevators, and others, confirming that the businessmen are willing to explore more opportunities.
For his part, HE the Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the State of Qatar Ambassador Pekka Voutilainen praised Qatari-Finnish relations, which witnessed growth in terms of trade exchange, with the aim of enhancing cooperation in the coming years. His Excellency also praised the State of Qatar’s organization of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, stressing that it is a tournament that will not be forgotten, indicating in this context that he expects the tourism flow to both countries to increase post the tournament, especially with the steady flow of visitors that is already witnessed after the tournament.