Meeting with Northern Cyprus Minister of Foreign Affairs

30 Jan 2016 Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim's Office

QBA Members attended

The Chairman of the Qatari Businessmen Association, Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, met today with Ms. Amina Tcholak - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Northern Cyprus in the presence of the chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and the Chairman of the Chamber of Industry of Northern Cyprus on the sidelines of their visit to the Qatar during the period from January 31 to February 2.

Mrs. Amina Tcholak - Minister of Foreign Affairs, explained to Sheikh Faisal that her country has entered talks with southern Cyprus and they are in the process of achieving agreements for unification which will facilitate their integration into the European Union, and in return will be a generator of more business opportunity and economic prosperity for their country.

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani welcomed everyone and started his words by talking about the historical relations between the two countries, praising the geographical location of Cyprus and also the security and stability which will encourage investment, he also discussed the importance of the Cypriot market campaign for tourism and benefiting the stability that the country is enjoying on contrary to the turbulences that its neighboring countries are witnessing which will  increase its opportunities in attracting tourists and visitors

The chairman of Chamber of Industry of Northern Cyprus also presented the investment opportunities available in five vital sectors, including the supply of water pipeline from Turkey as well as the accompanying infrastructure projects for the water supply project as distribution lines and storage project.

From his Side, the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce talked about the tourism sector and building a yachts marina as well as building a commercial port and proposals for opening malls and hotels all of which provide a huge potential opportunity for investment

It is worth mentioning that Northern Cyprus enjoys high efficiency in the areas of higher education with the presence of 6 universities and receiving tens of thousands of students from different countries as well as investment in the agro-food industry.