Qatar and Indonesia share ‘promising’ investments in agriculture, transport, energy and tourism, says envoy


Exploring “promising” investment opportunities in a wide range of sectors, including agriculture and energy, could further strengthen economic relations between Qatar and Indonesia, a senior Qatari diplomat has said.
Speaking at a recently held webinar, Qatar’s Ambassador to Indonesia Fauzia Edrees al-Sulaiti also noted that Qatari companies are eager to invest in Indonesia following the successful projects of Ooredoo, QNB, Nebras Power and Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). .
Qatar and Indonesia are looking forward to enhancing cooperation in the area of ​​investments, al-Sulaiti said in a speech, adding that “Indonesia is a strategic partner of Qatar.”
“There is a strong desire between the two sides to further develop investment relations between Qatari and Indonesian companies to help promote investment and share economic benefits.
“I hope we can create a stronger and more dynamic continuity between Qatar and Indonesia. We encourage more companies to explore potential investments and available opportunities. agriculture, fisheries, transport, electricity, energy, oil and gas, tourism, science and education,” al-Sulaiti said.
During the webinar, Indonesian Ambassador Ridwan Hassan said that economic relations between Indonesia and Qatar, especially in trade and investment, show an upward trend. Trade between the two countries, especially before Covid-19, has almost reached “1 billion dollars”, he noted.
“We have witnessed excellent bilateral relations between Qatar and Indonesia in different fields, thanks to the visionary leadership of the two countries who cemented the solid foundations of the relationship through high-level visits between 2015 and 2019 before the outbreak. of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“One of the recent achievements is the signing of a letter of intent by the foreign ministers of the two countries to provide humanitarian and development assistance to Afghanistan. Even though it is mainly about politics, I believe that through this effort, economic cooperation will also flourish,” Hassan stressed.
Hassan said the webinar is one of the initiatives to expand bilateral cooperation between Qatar and Indonesia, especially in the economic field. He said that the sovereign funds of the two countries “are in discussion for a possible project which would be established in Indonesia”.
“Investment cooperation can easily be seen by the strong presence of quality investments from three Qatari companies in Indonesia: Ooredoo, QNB and Nebras Power,” Hassan pointed out, adding that “there are also potential projects in the tourism sector with Qatar and hopefully in other areas.
He added: “We are following closely and with enthusiasm the progress of the project to develop an integrated dairy factory in Indonesia by the Qatari company Baladna Food Industries (BFI), replicating what the company has successfully achieved in Qatar in terms of production of milk and dairy products.”


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