Minister Počivalšek presented to the Qatari Minister the possibilities to further strengthen the economic cooperation between the two countries in various areas, especially in the area of investments. The Qatari Minister pointed out that Slovenia is rich with diverse investment opportunities and possibilities. He praised Slovenia’s economic results, in particular the above-average economic growth compared to other EU member states, and expressed Qatar's interest to invest in Slovenia, especially in tourism, healthcare and education. Both Slovenian and Qatari minister agreed that the cooperation between the two countries can be further strengthened.
During the visit and the bilateral meetings with other representatives of the authorities, the Qatari Minister was accompanied by a business delegation that discussed the investment opportunities in Slovenia. Enterprises were particularly interested in opportunities for mutual cooperation in the field of information and communication technologies, providing solutions in the field of energy, cooperation in building infrastructure and business and sport facilities, enabling services in tourism etc.
The guests from Qatar were presented with all said possibilities by the Slovenian companies that are already active or plan to become active in the Qatar economy. Minister Počivalšek estimates that the dialogue between business representatives of the two countries is of key importance for establishing long-term successful business cooperation.