Indonesia Expo in Qatar To Improve Trade Between The Two Countries
Indonesia Expo 2019”, displaying Indonesian products, was organized by their Embassy in Doha, Qatar, on Nov. 17-19, 2019. The exhibition drew 600 visitors. Indonesian companies signed $100m worth of business with their Qatari counterparts.
Indonesian Ambassador to Qatar , Muhammad Basri Sidehabi witnessed 15 agreements of worth US$100m between Indonsiean and Qatari companies. according to the Indoneisan embassy in Qatar on Thursday.
Ambassador Sidehabi, in his remarks, hoped that the exhibition would provide greater access for business communities from the two sides to strengthen cooperation in all sectors of the economy. He also hoped that the cooperation between the two countries will not only improve trade relations but also bring in investment to Indonesia.
While highlighting the tagline of the expo “Gateway to Indonesian Products,” the ambassador highlighted the need for continued action for concrete business and economic relations.
The expo, in which 45 companies and two Indonesian cooperatives participated, was supported by the Indonesian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) and its Aceh Province Regional Chapter. It offered an opportunity for the business community in Qatar to explore trade and investment potential between the two nations.
Coinciding with the expo, the Indonesian embassy also organized a B-to-B Matchmaking to conclude business deals during the three-day exhibition.
An array of Indonesian products were showcased at the event. It drew over 600 visitors that was officially opened by representative of the Qatar Chambers of Commerce and Industry Saad Al Dabbagh and President of the Qatar-Indonesia Business Council (QIBC) Farhan Al Sayed, and witnessed by Sidehabi and 60 dignitaries from diplomatic and business communities in Qatar.
The QIBC president considered it to be a privilege to have the first Indonesia Expo in Qatar and thanked the Indonesian ambassador for this initiative.
“It is an important and a strategic partnership between Qatar and Indonesia, considering the fact that Indonesia is G-20 member and the largest economy of ASEAN members and also the largest Muslim-populated country in the world,” he stated.
Al Sayed was upbeat about both nations having diversified business relations in the future.
The expo’s opening ceremony was marked by performances of Indonesian traditional dances playing popular songs, and a Muslim clothing fashion show.