Qatar Chamber has hosted the Qatar-Burundi Business Forum in order to explore ways to enhance commercial and economic cooperation between the private sectors of both countries.
The meeting was led by Ms. Marie Chantal Nijimbere, Minister of Commerce, Transport, Industry, and Tourism of Burundi and Qatar Chamber’s first vice-chairman Mr. Mohamed bin Towar Al-Kuwari.
In her remarks, Ms. Nijimbere stressed that the delegation’s visit reflected the Burundian government’s interest in bolstering economic cooperation with Qatar, attracting Qatari investments to her country, and informing Qatari investors about the investment climate and opportunities in Burundi.
Ms. Nijimbere noted that there will be an increase in mutual visits and the signing of agreements between both countries in the coming period. She highlighted the incentives offered by Burundi to attract foreign investments for the implementation of the Burundi National Vision 2040.
The Minister emphasized that her country provides an attractive investment environment, including infrastructure development, ports, and airports, as well as improvements in legislation, procedures, and the financial system related to foreign investments.
For his part, Mr. Al-Kuwari stressed that the meeting comes within the framework of the distinguished relations between Qatar and Burundi and the agreements signed between them, as well as the common interest in bolstering cooperation relations between both sides.
Mr. Al-Kuwari said that Qatari businessmen are keen to explore Burundi’s investment climate and opportunities. He said Burundi is rich in natural resources, such as nickel, uranium, copper, gold, and platinum, among others. Additionally, the country offers arable land.
During the forum, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Mr. Al-Kuwari and the Federal Chamber of Commerce and Industry chairman Mr. Oliver Suguru to enhance cooperation between the private sectors of both countries.