The president, Nicolás Maduro, met this Wednesday with Qatari businessmen with whom he set up a business conference to promote investment in the country, as part of the agenda of his Eurasian tour.
The business roundtable, which was held in the EmiriLounge Hall at the Sheraton Hotel Resort in Doha, allows the strengthening of cooperation ties between the two nations, both member countries of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
in Doha, the head of state met with the Association of Entrepreneurs of that country in a business conference set up to “continue strengthening cooperation ties between the two nations, both member countries of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)”, Telesur reports.
“We were forced to overcome dependence on oil income. In one year we obtained 56,000 million dollars from oil income; the next year, because of the sanctions, we only obtained one billion. We lost 99 percent of revenue. That’s where we come from, but our people did not give up (…) This year we are going to have a good year of growth, “said the Executive at the meeting.
“From Qatar, the fifth country that we visited on the route of our Bolivarian Diplomacy of Peace, we work for the construction of the map of cooperation for the well-being of the Venezuelan people and for the union and brotherhood between nations,” President Maduro said hours before. through your account on the social network Twitter.
Previously, the president spoke with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatarin which topics of interest were discussed for the strengthening of relations.
Both countries have had diplomatic relations since 1973, characterized by mutual respect, solidarity and cooperation.
Qatar and Venezuela They have signed various agreements in sectors such as energy, industry, agriculture, oil, tourism, among others.
This is the second official visit made by the Venezuelan head of state to Qatar, the previous one was in 2015 to achieve the stabilization of crude oil prices.
To start his working day in Qatar, the national president is received with honors at the Amiri Diwan Royal Palace in Qatar.