QBA meeting with H.E. the Prime Minister of Portugal

08 May 2017 Sheraton Hotel

QBA Members attended

The Qatari Businessmen Association organized a business meeting with H.E. Mr. António Costa the Prime Minister of Portugal and his accompanying delegation during his visit to Doha. The meeting was attended by Mr. Luis Castro Chairman and CEO of the Trade and Investment Agency in Portugal and also H.E. Mr. António Tânger Ambassador of Portugal to the State of Qatar.

From the Qatari Businessmen Association, the meeting was attended by H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, QBA Chairman, Mr. Hussein Al Fardan, First Deputy to the Chairman, Mr. Sherida Al Kaabi, QBA Board member and QBA Members Mr. Khaled Al Mannai, Mr. Saud Al Mana, Sheikh Nasser Bin Nawaf Al Thani, Mr. Hamad bin Ali Al Hedfa as well as Ms. Sarah Abdallah, QBA Deputy General Manager.

At the beginning of the meeting, His Excellency Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani welcomed the Prime Minister and his accompanying delegation and confirmed his support to discuss the cooperation and partnership opportunities between the two countries. He also pointed out the interest of Qatari businessmen in studying the Portuguese market and the different sectors which offer real investment opportunities for the foreign investor.

from his side, HE Mr. António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal, thanked Sheikh Faisal and QBA Members for this meeting. He started the discussion by talking about the economic development in Portugal, explaining that it started last year with 2% increase and encompassed various sectors of the country such as infrastructure sector, Medical industries, technology and real estate.

the Prime Minister also highlighted the importance of the tourism sector in Portugal and talked about the investment opportunities that will attract the Qatari investor, especially after Qatar Airways opens a direct flight line between Doha and Lisbon next year, stressing the interest of the Portuguese government in developing attractive legislative systems for foreign investors. And the development of the local market, taking advantage of the capabilities and the resources of the country, especially after the exit of Britain from the European Union and the diversion of interests to other cities such as Lisbon.