Qatar Chamber explores ways to boost tourism sector with Tanzania

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Qatar Chamber (QC) has discussed ways to strengthen the tourism sector with a delegation from the United Republic of Tanzania led by Professor Eliamani Sedoyeka, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism.

The meeting was attended by Qatar Chamber’s assistant director-general for Government Relations and Committees Affairs Mr. Ali Bu Sherbak al-Mansouri, alongside a variety of Qatari businessmen and representatives of Qatar Chamber’s Tourism Committee and travel agencies.

According to the statement, “The meeting touched on co-operation relations in the tourism sector and the means to enhance them, as well as the available opportunities available in this sector in both countries.”

Mr. Al-Mansouri said that Qatar and Tanzania enjoy close relations, noting that the two countries’ trade exchange grew by 66 percent from $46 million (QR169 million) in 2020 to $77 million (QR282 million) last year.

The assistant director general stressed the common desire of both sides to further develop relations, especially in light of the tremendous potential both countries own. He also emphasized that Qatari businessmen are interested to learn about investment opportunities in Tanzania in different sectors, such as tourism and agriculture.

Prof. Sedoyeka assured that Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup represents a good opportunity for both countries to boost cooperation in tourism. The permanent secretary noted that “the objective of the delegation’s visit is to promote Tanzanian tourism in Qatar, as well as the opportunities galore in this sector to attract Qatari investors.”

Further, Prof. Sedoyeka stated that the Tanzanian side is eager to develop economic relations and establish partnerships with Qatari counterparts, and exchange expertise between the private sectors of both countries.

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