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Sheikh Khalifa Appointed First Vice President of Arab-German Chamber

  • Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani has been appointed as the First Vice President of the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • The Qatar Chamber delegation participated in the 27th Arab-German Economic Forum that was focused on sustainable business practices.
  • The forum was organized with the Federation of Arab Chambers of Commerce and Industry and featured various Qatari entities.
  • Arab-German trade reached €62 billion in 2023, marking a 20% increase from 2022.
  • Qatar-Germany bilateral trade amounted to QR 7.1 billion in 2023, a 4.4% increase from 2022.
  • The forum strengthened Arab-German trade, providing a platform for businesses to connect and explore new opportunities.

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Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of the Qatar Chamber, has been appointed as the First Vice President of the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ghorfa).

This announcement was made during the General Assembly meeting held in Berlin, which followed a joint session of the Executive Office and Board of Directors.

The Qatar Chamber delegation, led by Sheikh Khalifa, included notable members such as Dr. Khaled bin Klefeekh Al Hajri, Mohamed bin Ahmed Al Obaidli, and Acting General Manager Ali Bu Sherbak Al Mansori.

The team participated in the 27th Arab-German Economic Forum, which took place from June 3rd to 5th.

The forum’s theme, “Doing Business with Impact: The Art of Building Lasting Connections,” emphasized the importance of sustainable and impactful business practices.

It was organised by the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the Federation of Arab Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

The forum featured a diverse array of speakers. Representatives from Qatari entities such as the Ministry of Municipality, Qatar Free Zones, and Qatar Tourism also took part, underscoring the event’s comprehensive scope.

Sheikh Khalifa praised the robust commercial ties between Arab countries and Germany. He highlighted the pivotal role of the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in enhancing these relations.

In his remarks, he noted that Arab-German trade reached €62 billion in 2023, a significant increase from €51 billion in 2022, marking a 20% growth.

Focusing on Qatar’s economic ties with Germany, Sheikh Khalifa pointed out that the bilateral trade between the two nations amounted to QR 7.1 billion in 2023, up by 4.4% from QR 6.8 billion in 2022.

He emphasized Germany’s importance as one of Qatar’s key trade partners and expressed optimism about the future of this partnership.

Sheikh Khalifa also highlighted the forum’s critical role in fostering Arab-German trade and investment. He emphasized that the event provides a vital platform for businesses to connect, explore new opportunities, and establish new partnerships.

This forum, he noted, is instrumental in facilitating interactions that benefit both German and Arab business communities.

The activities and discussions at the forum not only reinforced existing commercial relationships but also opened doors for new ventures and collaborations.

The participation of various Qatari entities showcased Qatar’s commitment to strengthening its economic ties with Germany and the broader Arab-German business community.

Overall, Sheikh Khalifa’s appointment as the First Vice President of the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry marks a significant step in furthering the economic cooperation between the Arab world and Germany.

His leadership is expected to enhance the chamber’s efforts in promoting sustainable and impactful business connections.

Team QT
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Staff writer at QatarsTalk.com

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