LatinNews Daily - 13 December 2021

In brief: Uruguay seeks to boost trade and investment ties with Qatar

* Uruguay’s President Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou and Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo have arrived in Qatar for a five-day trip to boost trade and investment. According to state-run Qatari news agency Qatar news agency (QNA), Lacalle Pou highlighted his government’s interest in boosting economic cooperation with Qatar and establishing long-term trade partnerships. The same source cited first vice-chairman of Qatar’s chamber of commerce & industry (QCCI), Mohamed bin Twar Al Kuwari, as saying that he hoped the trip would “establish a new phase of cooperation” between the two countries in terms of trade and the economy. Al Kuwari also called on Qatari and Uruguayan companies “to open new channels of economic cooperation to explore investment opportunities” and “cooperate in forging joint investment enterprises and commercial alliances”. He said that there are many sectors in which both sides can cooperate such as retail, agriculture, food security, trading, sports, tourism, services, infrastructure, and other sectors.

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