Doha, Qatar - On January 9th, the US-Qatar Business Council hosted a Private Dinner Reception for members of the Atlantic Council delegation before the beginning Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum. The delegation was hosted at the Bayt El Talleh restaurant in Doha during their stay in Qatar from the 8-10th of January.
During the Private Dinner Reception, members of the Atlantic Council delegation met with Qatar’s energy sector government officials, corporate executives, and investment facilitators to promote international engagement with Qatari energy interests. USQBC members within the energy, legal, and finance sectors also attended.
The Atlantic Council delegation visit comes as part of the Global Energy Forum roadshow that will be hosted in UAE from January 14-15th. The delegation features GEF attendees, some of whom are featured speakers for the Global Energy Forum and include senior energy bankers, investment executives, and experts.
“USQBC was delighted to host the Atlantic Council representatives in Doha,” said Sheikha Mayes bint Hamad Al Thani, Managing Director of USQBC Doha Office. “This event demonstrates the attractive investment environment in Qatar and underscores the keen interest in enhancing commercial ties with the US, especially within the Energy, Finance, and Legal sectors.”
The United States and Qatar have established a solid base for distinguished regional and international political relations, in addition to deep commercial, security, and cultural partnerships. In recognition of this special partnership, following the January 31 visit by Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to the White House, President Joe Biden designated Qatar as a “Major Non-NATO Ally” to the United States.
Today, the US-Qatar Business Council is a critical entity in the expansion of trade & investment between the United States in Qatar. Throughout recent years, USQBC has supported the multi-city Qatar-US Economic Forum, webinar engagements, meet & greet receptions for government officials, investment & trade engagements, and many other events between both countries.