Qatar Airways’ participated in Qatar-UK Business and Investment Forum which took place in London and Birmingham simultaneously last 27-28 March under the patronage of Qatar Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani.

The event included a roundtable meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May and attended by senior Qatar and UK political representatives such as the UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade Dr Liam Fox and Qatar’s Minister of Transport and Communication, Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, and Minister of Finance Ali Shareef Al Emadi. The forum also featured an impressive gala dinner attended by His Royal Highness Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and his wife, Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker spoke at a panel discussion on the first day of the forum, commenting on the leading role that aviation plays in the expanding business relationship between the two countries. He spoke alongside Dr Hanan Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health and Dr Hassan Al Darhem, President of Qatar University.

Qatar Airways is currently working with many British companies, and contribute to both investment and employment opportunities in the UK. During this high profile appearance to the delegation, Al Baker also hinted of further commitment to the UK economy with a potential expansion to two new UK destinations.

The two day Forum showcases the best of UK industry in key sectors of mutual interest, such as healthcare, cyber security, education, finance and global sports – all areas of UK expertise that support the Qatari 2030 National Vision. There are twenty thousand UK citizens who live in the State of Qatar and forty thousand who visit the country annually from the UK.

Qatar Airways this year celebrates 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations.

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