Qatar delegation begins visit to Dominican Republic

A delegation from Qatar begins a visit to the Dominican Republic on Tuesday to explore investment and cooperation opportunities between the two countries, informed the Presidency of the Caribbean country.

The Qatari delegation, which will remain in the D.R. until next Friday, is headed by the deputy foreign minister, Soltan bin Saad Al Muraikhi, who is accompanied by other officials and investors.

The delegation will be received by President Luis Abinader, Vice President Raquel Peña, other ministers and senior government officials.

Last April, President Abinader spoke by telephone with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Zani, about possible Qatari investments in the Dominican Republic, as well as other opportunities for cooperation between the two countries.

Subsequently, Vice President Peña visited the emirate last November, when she was received by Emir Al Zani.

On that trip, the Vice President held meetings with authorities in the areas of health, trade, education, as well as with the CEO of Qatar Airways, Akbar al Baker.

The Qatari delegation arrived in the Dominican Republic from Panama, where the Emirate’s officials held meetings with local authorities and visited the Panama Canal facilities.

The Dominican Republic established diplomatic relations with Qatar in 2000, but these relations have not translated into a flow of exports to the Arab country, which is one of the world’s largest producers of liquefied gas.

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