Investment Office held the 14th installment of the “Türkiye Century Investment Reception" series in Qatar on October 23, in collaboration with the Turkish Embassy in Doha and the Qatari Businessman Association (QBA) to mark the 100th anniversary of the Republic.
Distinguished attendees at the event included the Turkish Minister of Treasury and Finance Mehmet Şimşek, Turkish Ambassador to Doha Dr. M. Mustafa Göksu, Investment Office President A. Burak Dağlıoğlu, and Qatari Businessman Association Chairman Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani.
During his welcoming speech at the reception, Ambassador Göksu stressed the depth of the strategic relations between Qatar and Türkiye, the prospects for cooperation that brings the two countries together, and the strong relationship between the leadership of the two countries.
“The goal of this reception is to strengthen relations between businesspeople in the two countries with the aim of increasing the volume of exports and opening horizons for them for more joint work in the economic field in order to achieve the ambitions of the two countries," said Göksu.
Ambassador Göksu said that the volume of Qatari investments in Turkiye has reached over USD 10 billion, and the number of Qatari tourists and residents who have chosen Türkiye has reached more than 250,000 tourists during 2023.
During his address at the reception, Minister Şimşek highlighted the "excellent political relations" between Türkiye and Qatar, stating “I think it is up to us, the policymakers, but also up to the business community to leverage these excellent political relations in deepening our ties to trade and investments." Minister Şimşek also provided insights into Türkiye's new economic policies and the reforms aligned with medium-term goals, while also responding to questions from Qatari businesspeople.
In his remarks, Investment Office President A. Burak Dağlıoğlu underscored the longstanding strategic partnership between Türkiye and Qatar. He stated, "Over the last two decades, Türkiye has developed into a regional hub. We call the century that lies ahead of Türkiye, which we began under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as the 'Türkiye Century'. During the 'Türkiye Century,' we aim to rank among the top 10 economies in the world."
Qatari Businessmen Association Chairman Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani acknowledged Türkiye's strategic partnership with Qatar across various sectors, including business and trade. Al Thani emphasized that “Türkiye has been and will continue to be a prime investment destination for Qatari businessmen", citing the country's abundant opportunities, secure environment, and favorable investment climate.