On October 17th, 2019, The U.S.-Qatar Business Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce co-hosted a reception and dinner for Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani, Governor of the Central Bank of Qatar, and his accompanying delegation. Twenty senior executives from U.S. financial services firms were also present.
While in DC, the delegation attended the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry of the State of Qatar, HE Sultan bin Rashid Al-Khater, participated in the meetings as well.
At the reception, Ambassador Anne Patterson, President of the U.S.-Qatar Business Council, delivered remarks where she emphasized the importance of Qatar’s banking sector and the country’s overall economic development.
In HE the Governor’s speech, he highlighted the latest developments in Qatar’s financial sector and revealed the country’s plans in further attracting American fin-tech companies in order to improve the quality and efficiency of Qatar’s banking sector.
Most notably, HE the Governor stated the following about U.S.-Qatar relations: “Qatar is looking ahead to the future and is committed to finding more ways and alternatives to encourage stronger relations between the financial sectors in Qatar in the United States,”
(Image Source: USQBC)