(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA
Ljubljana: Minister of Commerce and Industry H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Thani described the relations between Qatar and Slovenia as growing.
In a statement to QNA, the Minister of Commerce and Industry noted the important progress made in the process of strengthening the joint economic cooperation between the two countries, explaining that the volume of trade exchange between the two friendly countries grew by nearly 77 percent in 2021 to reach about $26.8m, compared to $15.12m in 2020.
The Minister highlighted the State of Qatar's keenness on advancing to new levels of cooperation with Slovenia in many vital sectors such as food security, agriculture, industry, technology, infrastructure and tourism.
He believed that the efforts made by both sides will contribute to opening broader horizons for cooperation, which will reflect positively on increasing the volume of trade exchange and developing investment partnerships between the Qatari and Slovenian business sectors.
Qatar and Slovenia are looking forward to developing their relationship in various fields, especially following the recent visit of H E President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor to Doha, and the desire he showed to establish stronger relations with the State of Qatar at the political and economic level, especially in the fields of high-precision technology, sustainable development, green technology, tourism and health, in addition to cooperation in energy, where Qatar has expressed its willingness to support Slovenia in the field of gas.
According to economic reports, Slovenia is one of the most developed and growing countries in the world, and is one of the countries that maintain economic stability. The Slovenian economy is considered one of the strongest economies in the world, as it includes many vital components and factors that enabled it to reach the stage of prosperity and continuous growth. This led to a great industrial development that contributes to the gross domestic product, in addition to the tourism sector which injects huge returns into the state treasury.
Slovenia is a coastal country located in central Europe, bordered by Italy to the west, Austria to the north, and Croatia to the east and south. It has a short coastal strip to the southwest on the Gulf of Venice, which is part of the Adriatic Sea. It was part of the Yugoslav Federation until 1991. It joined the European Union on May 1, 2004.
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