Qatar to participate in SPIEF 2021 as a guest country

Qatar to participate in SPIEF 2021 as a guest country

Anton Kobyakov, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation, met with Ambassador of Qatar to the Russian Federation Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah in Moscow. They discussed improving the partnership strategy and implementing promising business projects and initiatives.

The meeting in Moscow addressed such topics as building business and cultural ties between Russia and Qatar for years to come, as well developing tourism, economic relations, investment projects and mechanisms for investment cooperation.

«We need to focus on practical measures that will help develop cooperation with Qatar,» noted Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov. — «In February 2020, visa waiver agreement between our countries came into force. This is just one of the consistent and logical steps toward building a reliable partnership. We will invest our efforts in improving the partnership strategy between Russia and Qatar and demonstrate a stable partnership at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in 2021.»

The main purpose of cooperation between Russia and Qatar is taking bilateral cooperation to a new level by transitioning from meeting between officials to day-to-day operations of economic players. Participants emphasized the important role of the working group coordinating investment and business projects. The agreement to establish the group was signed by the Roscongress Foundation and the Investment Promotion Agency of Qatar (IPAQ) in Doha in December 2019. As of now, the parties are discussing promising investment and trade projects.

«We would like to express our solidarity with the Russian Federation as it takes measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Qatar looks forward to being the guest country at SPIEF 2021. All our agreements remain in effect, and we are excited about the opportunity to make an even greater contribution to the development of the event programme,» said Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar to the Russian Federation Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah.