Egypt’s Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly met on Monday Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, during the former’s official visit to Doha.
Madbouly was received by his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani.
During the meeting, Madbouly presented the state’s current efforts to encourage domestic and foreign investment, and to strengthen the role of the private sector. He also reviewed a number of investment opportunities, stressing that the investments of Qatari investors in various sectors are always welcomed.
He was accompanied by Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, the Minister of Health and Population; Hala El-Said, the Minister of Planning and Economic Development; Mohamed Maait, the Minister of Finance; Ahmed Samir, the Minister of Trade and Industry; and Egyptian Ambassador to Qatar Amr El-Sherbiny.
During the meeting, Sheikh Tamim praised the development and positive momentum in bilateral relations. He also conveyed his greetings to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, adding that Al-Sisi’s presence at the opening of the FIFA World Cup in Doha was an important message confirming the development of the Egyptian-Qatari relations.
Tamim also expressed his thanks for the efforts made by the Egyptians working in Qatar, who had a tangible positive role in Qatar.
For his part, the Prime Minister “conveyed the greetings of President Al-Sisi to Emir Tamim bin Hamad, and the president’s good wishes to Qatar and its brotherly people for continued prosperity under the leadership of Emir Tamim,” according to a statement from the Egyptian cabinet.
Madbouly also expressed his congratulations to Qatar for its successful organization to the World Cup in the best way that dazzled the world, praising at the same time the distinguished urban boom that Qatar has witnessed over the past years.
During the meeting the Emir of Qatar stressed Qatar’s keenness to strengthen the economic relations with Egypt and increase the volume of Qatari investments in Egypt. He emphasized that the Egyptian economy was going very well during the past years, and Egypt was making rapid progress in various sectors, but the Coronavirus pandemic, followed by the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, cast a shadow on Egypt as it affected the rest of the world.
Al-Thani added that the Egyptian state, however, still has very great potential, and it is important to continue efforts and development plans, indicating that the coming period will witness an increase in the volume of Qatari investments in Egypt, and increasing the volume of cooperation between the two countries in all possible fields.
The Emir concluded his speech by expressing Qatar’s pride in the Egyptian families and community living in Qatar, praising the inseparable bonds of brotherhood that bind them to their Qatari brothers.
Madbouly expressed Egypt’s thanks to the government and people of Qatar for its care of the Egyptian community, and the good treatment and generous attention they receive.