Malaysia, Qatar committed to enhancing bilateral trade, economic ties
05 Jul 2021
Malaysia and Qatar are committed to enhancing bilateral trade and economic ties, building on both countries’ existing strong and vibrant relations.
Senior Minister cum International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said Qatar was also keen to kickstart serious discussions on the Malaysia-Qatar travel bubble to boost tourism activities between the two nations.
Mohamed Azmin tweeted today that he had a highly fruitful and engaging meeting with Qatar Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani.
He said a broad spectrum of topics were discussed, including the Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysia-Qatar Joint Trade Committee (JTC), Malaysia-Qatar travel bubble, and bilateral trade and economic ties.
“I was most encouraged by Sheikh Khalid’s proposal to immediately resume the Malaysia-Qatar JTC meeting, as this is crucial to set in motion the operations and functions that would expedite our efforts to enhance bilateral trade and investment and fostering strategic business partnerships,” he said.
According to Mohamed Azmin, greater opportunities for cross border and global economic and business linkages would be in the offing, when Qatar resumes the hosting of the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF).
Meanwhile, he said Sheikh Khalid also praised the collaboration among Qatar’s largest locally-owned food and dairy producer Baladna, FGV Holdings Bhd, and FELCRA Bhd on the joint-venture for the large-scale integrated dairy project in Malaysia.
In a statement earlier today, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) said Mohamed Azmin is on a three-day trade and investment mission in Qatar to promote Malaysia as an investment destination of choice, as well as further enhance bilateral trade and economic ties.