Qatar Interested in Panama's Port Development

On a recent visit the Development Director of Qatar expressed his country's interest in investing in Panama.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Director of Business Development of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Qatar, Nassir Jarallah Al-Marri, explained his country is interested in developing major business projects with Panama and that they are exploring areas such as maritime and air ports, tourism, agriculture and trade. He said his visit is to prepare an agenda for the upcoming official mission.

He expressed his admiration for the growth of Panama's merchant marine and ports, noting that his country welcomed the great development that Panama has in different sectors of the economy. She indicated that a high-level official delegation will visit the country aiming to strengthen trade relations between both nations.

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