(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tarik Sadovic, praised the great development in Qatar in the different fields, especially during the reign of Father Emir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, noting that Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani continued the footsteps of achievements with new energy and determination.
Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA) on the occasion of Qatar's National Day, Sadovic said that the National Day is a remembrance of the historic mission of the founding father H H Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Al Thani, his vision and struggle for independence.
'We admire and rejoice the achievements of the fraternal people and with gratitude we recall the generous help that Qatar always provided us. When the people of Qatar celebrate their national day, their friends from Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrate as well, the Ambassador said.
The ambassador underlined that the official visit of Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to Bosnia and Herzegovina in January 2016 was a milestone in the relations of the two countries, and in moving them onto the phase of developing an economic partnership and increasing trade and investments.
He said that tourism in his country is a fast growing sector that records double digit growth and excellent results every year, noting that estimates say that tourism accounts for around 3% of the GDP.
He added that Qataris can enter the country without a visa, noting that thousands of tourists, including Qataris, visited his country last year, and the number is expected to increase this year. He said that the embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Doha has made a lot of efforts to improve economic cooperation between Doha and Sarajevo, he said, noting that business people from both countries are now more likely to make contact.
He added that trade has increased and the products labelled 'Made in B and H are increasingly more common on the shelves of the shopping malls in Qatar.
The Bosnian ambassador looked forward to the completion of the procedure for twinning of the capitals of Doha and Sarajevo, recalling that the new Gazi Husrev-beg library was given as a gift by Qatar to Sarajevo.
Meanwhile, the ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina underlined that the State of Qatar has so far managed to successfully handle the Gulf crisis, saying that Qatar has quickly maneuvered into a proactive and dominant position.
'Qatar's diplomacy has done a great job. I believe that they have outplayed their opponents. Qatar has significantly reduced the consequences of the blockade, founded new transport and trade routes, set up supply lines for various goods and products with the help of brothers and friends.
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