Qatar-Burundi Business Forum Discuses Enhancing Cooperation Ties

HE Minister of Commerce, Transport, Industry, and Tourism of the Republic of Burundi, Marie Chantal Nijimbere, stressed the Burundian government's interest in bolstering economic cooperation with Qatar, attracting Qatari investments to her country, and informing Qatari investors about the investment climate and opportunities in Burundi.

During the Qatari-Burundi Business Meeting on Thursday to explore ways to enhance commercial and economic cooperation between the private sectors of both countries, Nijimbere noted that there will be an increase in mutual visits and the signing of agreements between both countries in the coming period. She highlighted the incentives offered by Burundi to attract foreign investments for the implementation of the Burundi National Vision 2040. She emphasized that her country provides an attractive investment environment, including infrastructure development, ports, airports, as well as improvements in legislation, procedures, and the financial system related to foreign investments.

For his part, QC First Vice-Chairman, Mohamed bin Twar Al Kuwari, emphasized that this meeting comes within the framework of the distinguished relations between Qatar and Burundi and the agreements signed between them, as well as the common interest in bolstering cooperation relations between both sides.

Al Kuwari noted that, despite the distinctive relations between the two countries, their trading volume remains below expectations. He expressed hope that the coming period would witness an increase in trade exchanges between the two countries and within the private sectors of both sides.

He pointed out that Qatari businessmen are keen to explore Burundi's investment climate and opportunities, indicating that Burundi is rich in natural resources such as nickel, uranium, copper, gold, platinum, and more. Additionally, the country offers arable land, making it characterized by great potential and promising investment opportunities.

He underscored the Chambers commitment to encouraging Qatari businessmen to invest in Africa in general, stressing that Burundi offers many opportunities that attract Qatari investors willing to invest in Africa. Burundi provides multiple investment incentives and facilities, creating a safe and affordable investment environment.

Source: Qatar News Agency

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