Hasan, who was leading a high-level trade delegation here, was accompanied by Secretary General of the Ministry of Commerce, Suhanto, and Director General of National Export Development of the Ministry of Commerce, Didi Sumedi, as well as several Indonesians. companies.
Indonesian Ambassador Ridwan Hassan
The potential deals were secured during a matchmaking session held in Doha on Monday. The transactions involved beauty and hospitality products, spices and seasonings, snacks and processed foods, frozen fish, clothing and handicrafts.
Eleven Indonesian companies and 42 Qatari companies participated in the business matchmaking event. Indonesia’s main products include palm oil and its derivatives, paper products, automobiles, batteries, food and beverages, home decorations, handicrafts, clothing and products of beauty.
“The Trade Mission to Qatar has managed to register potential deals worth IDR 23.2 billion through this business matchmaking initiative. This value has the potential to increase further, as companies attendees continue to follow up on requests from potential partners that were brought together at the event,” Hasan explained.
Furthermore, Hasan pointed out that the recorded value “still has the potential to continue to grow” after participating Indonesian and Qatari companies make necessary trade follow-ups in the coming period.
Prior to the business matchmaking event, the Minister of Commerce and the accompanying delegation participated in the Indonesia-Qatar Business Forum, which was themed “Strengthening Trade, Investment and Economic Partnership between Indonesia and Qatar”.
The event was attended by the First Deputy Speaker of the Qatar Chamber, Mohamed bin Towar al-Kuwari; Saleh bin Majed al-Khulaifi, Deputy Undersecretary for Commerce at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and Indonesian Ambassador Ridwan Hassan, along with other guests.
Speaking to Gulf Times on the sidelines of the event, the ambassador pointed out that the business forum is part of a series of initiatives aimed at strengthening economic and bilateral relations between Qatar and Indonesia.
He noted that the embassy was working with relevant authorities to organize business delegations for Qatari and Indonesian investors for future partnerships and joint projects that would benefit the economy of both countries.