MOTC Conducts Several High-level Meetings at the 2021 Edition of SPIEF

Saturday, June 5, 2021
MOTC Conducts Several High-level Meetings at the 2021 Edition of SPIEF

Doha – Qatar

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of the State of Qatar participated in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) as part of the State of Qatar participation as a guest country at the Forum.

Entities such The Smart Qatar Program (TASMU), the Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail), Qatar Navigation (Milaha), Mwani Qatar, the Qatar Aeronautical Academy and Hamad International Airport participated under the umbrella of the Ministry where they exchanged expertise between Russia and Qatar.

The Ministry and its entities hosted several high-level meetings with their Russian counterparts to explore opportunities of bilateral collaboration within the framework of developing economic relation ties and partnership with the Russian Federation, in addition to highlighting the investment opportunities that the country provides in the fields of transportation and information and communication technology, something which can contribute to attracting more foreign direct investments and boosting the State of Qatar’s competitive standing in the region and outside of it.

Commenting on the Ministry’s participation, His Excellency Mr. Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, the Minister of Transport and Communications said, “The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was an immense success as the first global event of this scale to be held in the post-pandemic world. Under the leadership of His Highness, the Amir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar has made enormous progress in the field of digital transformation and digital services using innovative initiatives and programs such as the Smart Qatar Program (TASMU) with the Ministry of Transport and Communications for building a diversified national economy and keeping pace with the latest digital skills toward building a smart Qatar, and, in addition to that, the country has taken notable steps in improving its global connection with world-class sea, land and air facilities.”

His Excellency the Minister added, “During the Forum, we held a number of high-level meetings with leading Russian entities to enhance the means of bilateral cooperation between the two countries in addition to shedding light on the investment opportunities that the country provides in the fields of transportation and information and communication technology.”

The TASMU Program showcased the efforts exerted by the State of Qatar on the path of transforming into a smart country, in addition to pitching a number of investment opportunities to global companies and delegations to contribute to these efforts.

This high-profile event year is one of the largest in the world concerned with the sectors of investment and economy. It is organized by the Roscongress Foundation of Russia. It will witness the participation of a number of their excellencies Heads of States, senior political and economic officials, in addition to representatives of leading Russian and international companies and multiple business leaders from around the world.