The Minister of Economy and Commerce, H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, noted that the current crisis signifies a new stage in combining Qatar’s position on the world economic map and achieving its independence and economic security. The Minister was speaking at the opening ceremony of the programme for the Qatari delegation in the Turkish city of Izmir, and Minister of Economy of the Republic of Turkey, Nihat Zeybekci was also present along with the best private sector representatives from both countries.
The Minister emphasised that the Qatari economy has proved its strength and dedication in the face of the global economic challenges that have extended to major economies of the developed countries, noting that Qatar was able, under the wise directives of the wise leadership, to break the siege within hours through activation of its strategies and proactive plans that have been in place for many years to address any local or global crises.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani stressed the joint efforts being exercised by the public and private sectors by increasing the local product and opening new channels with Qatar’s various trading partners around the world.
Qatar has prospered in maintaining the continuous flow of products to the local market at the same pace that guaranteed that there is no shortage of any consumer goods or other products, the Minister said, pointing out that the huge natural resources of the State built on the revenues of gas exports have played an important role in supporting the strength of the economy and helping it withstand the subjective measures taken by the siege countries, which constitute a violation of all international laws, conventions and customs.