SVG Finance Minister On Official Visit To Qatar

Minister of Economy and Commerce H E Sheikh Mohamed Al Thani with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Minister of Economic Planning and Sustainable Development, Camillo Gonsalves. Photo The Peninsula

Qatar Minister of Economy and Commerce H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani met with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Minister of Economic Planning and Sustainable Development, Camillo Gonsalves, and his accompanying delegation.

The Minister of Economy and Commerce welcomed Gonsalves and his accompanying delegation, wishing them a good stay in Qatar.

He pointed out the importance of promoting and developing economic relations between the two countries and increasing the volume of trade exchange to serve the interests of both countries.

The Minister called for the encouragement of businessmen in both countries, enabling them to play a bigger role and enter into successful strategic and investment partnerships that would push forward bilateral relations in this aspect forward and with rapid steps.

The Minister of Economy and Commerce explained that the positive growth rates of the Qatari economy have continued as a result of the state’s efforts to develop exports and non-oil sources of income, and to create an attractive investment environment supported by advanced legislation and laws that allow foreign investors to participate in all economic activities in Qatar.

During the meeting, the two sides reviewed bilateral relations and discussed aspects of joint cooperation, particularly in the economic, trade and investment fields, and means of developing them.

Original Publication The Peninsula

2 Comments

  1. I thought Camillo was appointed Minister of Finance at this time because our PM wanted to give him time to put together a budget before our big budget proposal. Why is he then in Qatar instead of “putting together a budget”? Of course the trip (with his delegation at Qatar prices) costs the Vincentian taxpayer tens of thousands! Is he already frivolously spending and passing around the “give us loans” begging bowl like his daddy? I remember several years ago when our PM went to countries in that region around Christmas time and returned to tell us that massive investment from all these oil-rich nations was coming to SVG… More lies because It never happened. What are we going to hear from the Boy Wonder after his trip? Will he ask for more time to put together “his” budget? Is he going to tell us lots of money is going to come to SVG in loans, so that he will not have to enact legislation to create jobs? We will soon find out.

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