Qatar to host business forum during Tinubu’s visit

The authorities in Qatar have reversed their earlier stand on the hosting of a business and investment forum with a Nigerian delegation during the forthcoming visit of President Bola Tinubu to Doha.

President Tinubu is scheduled to be in Doha, the Qatari capital, on a two-day official visit, between March 2 and 3.

The Qatari authorities had initially ruled out the possibility of a business meeting with Nigeria during the visit.

In a leaked Note Verbale, Qatar claimed that a lack of existing business agreement between both countries caused the turning down of the business forum proposal by its Nigerian counterpart.

The Qatari Embassy in Abuja, which had rejected Nigeria’s proposal for the business forum, yesterday confirmed that there would be a business forum.

A new note verbale to the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reads: “The Embassy has the honour to convey that the Qatari Chamber of Commerce will host the above mentioned event on March 3, 2024, as proposed by the Nigerian side.”

Also, a spokesperson for the Qatar Chamber of Commerce, said: “We are delighted to host the Business and Investment Forum during President Tinubu’s visit.

“We believe that this forum will be a valuable opportunity to strengthen economic ties between Qatar and Nigeria.”



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