Special Luncheon: French Minister of Equipment, Transports, Infrastructure and Tourism

24 Nov 2004 Ritz Carlton Hotel

QBA Members attended

Qatar Businessmen Association (QBA) has organized a special luncheon for HE Mr. Gilles de Robien, French Minister of Equipment, Transports, Infrastructure, Tourism and Sea at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Sunday, November 28, 2004. The French Minister conducted a short visit to Doha, Qatar and was accompanied by some top French government officials, the French Ambassador to Qatar, the French Economic and Commercial Attaché and a number of French key businessmen representing different business sectors. The main aim of the visit was to set meetings with both Qatari government officials and private sector leaders in order to discuss increasing business opportunities and cooperation between the two countries.

Representing the Qatari business community, Qatar Businessmen Association’s initiative has resulted in allowing more business negotiations and to establish a tight business dialogue between Qatari and French business communities on both scales the joint ventures and SMEs. QBA’s delegation was headed by Shk. Faisal Bin Qasim Al Thani, Chairman of QBA, Mr. Hussain Al Fardan, Deputy Chairman of QBA, Mr. Isaa Abu Issa, Secretary General of QBA and Shk. Nawaf Bin Nasser Al Thani,Board Member of QBA. During the event, the special French delegation declared that they were impressed of the current Qatari economy’s boost and they appreciated the pioneer role QBA is playing to develop the private sector, create promising business opportunities and to attract foreign direct investment for several projects together with supporting more economic integration between Qatar and other countries.