New Straits Times 2009/05/20
Najib, Emir witnesses Malaysia-Qatar bilateral trade agreement
KUALA LUMPUR, Wed:
Bilateral trade between Malaysia and Qatar was given a boost with the signing of a trade agreement between the two countries.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Khalifa Al-Thani witnessed the signing today
Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Mustapa Mohamed signed for Malaysia while Qatar’s Minister of Trade for International Cooperation signed for his country.
Apart from promoting and diversifying trade between the two countries, the objective of the agreement is also to establish a joint trade committee to facilitate consultation and cooperation in trade and investment related matters.
Qatar was Malaysia’s eight largest trading partner in West Asia last year, with total trade amounting to RM1.699 million or 3.1 per cent of Malaysia’s total trade with the region.