IVANOV ANNOUNCES PROJECTS FOR COOPERATION WITH QATAR
President Gjorge Ivanov on the sidelines of 10th Doha Forum, Monday met with Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
Satisfaction from strengthening friendly relations and continuation of the dialogue at highest level between the two countries was expressed at the meeting.
They agreed that economic cooperation is what the countries should put an accent on and to maximize efforts in this direction in the following period, MIA correspondent reports.
Ivanov said that he remains committed to determination in creating more favourable environment through attraction of foreign investments. He announced that around 20 concrete projects for investing in Macedonia will be submitted to the cabinet of Emir of State of Qatar by end of this month. It is about projects for investment in hotels, malls, gas stations, gasoline storage terminals and other opportunities for direct investments of Qatar.
Emir of State of Qatar expressed satisfaction from such announcements and promised to personally urge Qatar Investment Authority to focus on opportunities for investments in the Republic of Macedonia. In context to deepening the excellent political relations as well as development of economic relations, the Emir of State of Qatar assured Ivanov that Embassy of Qatar to Skopje is planned to be opened in the following period.
Ivanov at the meeting pointed out that without political stability and security there is no economic prosperity, topic at which he will deliver an address at the Doha Forum 2010.
Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar will give a welcoming speech. Also Finnish President Tarja Halonen, Secretary General of the League of the Arab States Amr Moussa and Chairman of World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab will also deliver addresses.
Ivanov on Tuesday is scheduled to meet officials of the agency Qatar Investment Authority, which is global investor in all spheres and manages an estimated $65 billion.