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Qatar Chamber (QC) and Palestinian Trade Centre (PalTrade) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation between the private sector firms of both countries.
The MoU was signed during a meeting hosted by QC in Doha on Wednesday with representatives of nine Palestinian companies specialised in food and agriculture.
The meeting was headed by QC First Vice-Chairman Mohamed bin Ahmed bin Twar al Kuwari and President of PalTrade Arafat Asfour.
Palestinian Ambassador to Qatar HE Mounir Ghannam and QC board member Mohamed al Obaidli attended the meeting.
Kuwari stressed Qatar’s continuing support to the Palestinian issue in all Arab, regional and global conferences.
He said, “Qatar is keen to help Palestine through providing finance to social, economic and health projects especially in Gaza Strip,”
Qatar has established many infrastructure and residential projects as well as many projects in agriculture and construction that created thousands of job opportunities for Palestinians, he added.
Kuwari noted that both sides have signed many MoUs and agreements to enhance cooperation in various fields, affirming that there is a large Palestinian community living in Qatar and contributing to the economic growth of the country.
Asfour said the two countries’ annual trade exchange reached $30 million. He expressed his hope the meeting would help in establishing trade alliances and partnerships between Qatari and Palestinian companies.
“The Palestinian products are of high quality and reasonable prices. The council aims to promote these products and deepen cooperation between Palestinian companies and their counterparts from across the world,” he added.
On the sidelines of the meeting, a small expo was held to highlight the products of the nine companies participating in the event.
Dates, olive oil, herbs, and other agricultural products were introduced to Qatari businesspersons and
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