Posted on August 05, 2017

The Minister of Economy and Commerce, H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani stressed that the current crisis represents a new stage in consolidating 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, in the presence of the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Turkey, Nihat Zeybekci, along with an elite of private sector representatives from both countries.

The Minister stressed that the Qatari economy has proved its strength and steadfastness in the face of the global economic challenges that have extended to major economies of the developed countries, pointing out 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 highlighted the combined efforts being exerted 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 succeeded in maintaining the continuous flow of products to the local market at the same pace that ensured 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 arbitrary measures taken by the siege countries, which constitute a violation of all international laws, conventions and customs.