Qatar Airways took part in the ninth edition of the Qatar-Germany Business and Investment Forum, which took place on September 7 in Berlin.
High profile attendees included HH The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, along with the Deputy to the President of Germany and Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller.
Qatar Airways was the official host of the gala dinner of the leading economic event, which saw dignitaries and high government officials attend, including the guest of honour – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani – who discussed important elements of the Qatar-Germany relations with attendees.
Al Thani declared: “I am delighted to be here among friends to celebrate the partnership between Qatar and Germany, which expanded over 60 years and has been built on mutual trust and a common vision. Qatar is proud of its long-standing partnership with Germany, and we hope that this forum will serve as a joint catalyst for the growth of our joint businesses and eceonomic cooperation.”
The Germany-Qatar Business and investment Forum aims to strengthen the ongoing bilateral relations between Qatar and Germany, while shedding light on the long-term benefits of economic and financial collaborations between the two countries.
Chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker said: “I am delighted that Qatar Airways attended this year’s Qatar-Germany Business and Investment Forum, held here in Berlin, one of our most important European gateways. Qatar Airways is proud to be a key driver of trade between Qatar and Germany, as shown by our continued investment into the airline’s long-standing German operations.”
Germany is one of Qatar’s largest trading partners, with a volume of trade between the two countries reaching nearly $2.2 billion in recent years. Over the years, Qatar has invested in several key industries in the German market, including the automotive, information technology and banking sector.
Qatar Airways currently operates 35 weekly flights between Doha and Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin. Two daily flights from Frankfurt and Munich, and one daily flight from Berlin.
In July, the carrier became FC Bayern München’s Official Airline Partner under a new long-term sponsorship agreement.