Sixty agreements signed, 250 meetings held at SPIEF summit

Sixty agreements signed, 250 meetings held at SPIEF summit

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Qatar has signed more than 60 agreements and conducted almost 250 business meetings at the recently-concluded St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2021).

The delegation of Qatar, which was one of the largest in the history of the country’s participation in international economic forums, brought together 51 organizations and 400 delegates.

This shows that Qatar attaches great importance to strengthening and developing interstate relations at various levels: intergovernmental dialogue, large corporations or small enterprises and startups – all of them were represented as part of the country’s official delegation and took an active part in the main SPIEF program.

The official delegation of Qatar was represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Investment Promotion Agency of Qatar (IPA Qatar),
Qatar Development Bank (QDB), Financial Qatar Financial Center (QFC), Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA), Qatar National Bank (QNB), Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), Hassad Food, Ooredoo, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Airways and Doha Forum and many others.

Especially for SPIEF, Qatar presented the National Pavilion, in the official opening of which were attended by His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs; His Excellency Ali bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, Minister of Commerce and Industry of Qatar and Acting Minister of Finance; His Excellency Jassim Saif Al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and Communications; His Excellency Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs; His Excellency Ahmad bin Mohammed Al-Sayed, Minister of State; His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, Secretary General of the Board of Qatar National Tourism Council of Qatar and GCEO of Qatar Airways; Her Excellency Lolwah bint Rashid Al-Khater, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed bin Nasser Al-Thani, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar to the Russian Federation; Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Mikhail Bogdanov; President and Chairman of the Management Board of PJSC VTB Bank Andrey Kostin; Chairman of the Russian-Qatari Business Council Akhmet Palankoev.

On the territory of Pavilion G of Expoforum, on an area of two thousand square meters, Qatar has recreated the atmosphere of a real Arab city with streets and a central square. The entire pavilion was united by a large-scale suspended installation.

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