(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
A number of businessmen and members of the Qatari delegation yesterday praised the positive outcomes of the visit organised by Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI) to Oman, which saw the signing of several agreements between the countries to supply foodstuffs and other commodities to the Qatari market over the long term, along with understandings to establish trade and investment partnerships between the two sides.
The visit was a success, according to QCCI press statement, that quoted Sheikh Nawaf bin Mohammed bin Jabor Al Thani, member of Qatar Chamber's Board of Directors saying so. The Qatari delegation, which included more than 140 Qatari businessmen, met with Omani counterparts and discussed the best mechanisms to increase the volume of cooperation between the private sector in the two countries.
Qatar Primary Materials Company's (QPMC) Chief Executive Officer Issa Al Hammadi stressed that supply contracts have been signed between Qatari businessmen and a number of quarry owners in Oman to supply gabbro to the Qatari market. The first vessel loaded with the first shipment of gabbro will arrive in Qatar today. Six other ships will follow, he added.
CEO of Mwani Qatar Captain Abdullah Al Khonji said that the deals and agreements signed during the visit will enhance trade exchange between the two countries during the coming period.
Sheikh Nawaf bin Nasser Al Thani, a businessman, said that relations between Qatar and the visit had provided Qatari traders with the opportunity to discover various Omani companies and products showcased at an exhibition as part of the visit.
Member of Qatar Chamber's Board of Directors and businessman Rashid bin Hamad Al Athba said the visit has enabled Qatari businessmen to learn about the investment and business climate in the Oman, pointing out that it was aimed at finding alternatives to import foodstuffs, building materials, raw materials and others.