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Regional Director GCC in MTD Middle East LLC to QNA: HH the Amir’s Visit to the Netherlands Will Beef Up Economic Cooperation

Regional Director GCC in MTD Middle East LLC, Taoufik Elkaabouni, affirmed that the visit of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to the Kingdom of the Netherlands visit will surely draw the attention of various local industry experts and leaders from both countries, expecting that this will improve the awareness for the available economic cooperation and business opportunities between both countries. Speaking to Qatar News Agency , Regional Director of the Netherlands-based MTD Taoufik Elkaabouni added that Qatar and the Netherlands share various common features: both are relatively small in geography but high in aspirations, regional and international impact, and international trade has formed an important basis for their economic prosperity. Over the past years, he said the ties between the two countries have expanded to cooperation in several sectors and such as oil and gas, education, sport, infrastructure, healthcare, and the seaport industry. He noted that he sees further opportunities in the f ield of effective and efficient water management solutions that shall lead to improved environmental sustainability benefitting all. He pointed out that according to recent publicly published reports, the bilateral accumulative trade between the State of Qatar and the Kingdom of the Netherlands exceeded QR9 billion in recent years. Therefore, it can be easily stated that there is a most wholesome basis to further seek for further bilateral opportunities that will serve and benefit both people. Elkaabouni believed in the huge potentials of cooperation between the two countries that are clearly tethered to all four pillars underpinning the Qatar National Vision 2030, namely human development, social development, economic development, and environmental development. He said that since MTD is a global leading solution provider for temporary water infrastructures, there is a great opportunity to contribute and add value towards the above Environmental Development pillar through the sustainability driven temporary water infrastructure solutions. Also, wherever there is restricted access to fresh water, or even none, MTD can overcome this challenge and make worlds scarcest source accessible to all and anywhere. Regional Director of MTD Middle East LLC added that given the challenges facing the global water security, this point represents an opportunity to boost cooperation between the two countries pertaining to this critical topic. He underlined that the joint investment in upgrading solutions and sustainable technologies related to this matter will surely generate benefits for all. concluding his remarks, Elkaabouni asserted that the State of Qatar has a significant competitive advantage that has been obvious in its recent milestones, highlighting that this advantage will constantly shape the positive global influence and benefit both the region and the world. He added that the Netherlands is one of the most competitive economies in the world and is known as a prime destination for business activities. It excels in business efficiency through is high performance workforce and highly technological infrastructure. Also, with its strategic location and the largest port in Europe, the Netherlands offers a perfect starting point for accessing the European market and beyond. Source: Qatar News Agency

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