VEB.RF’s Chairman Igor Shuvalov met yesterday with the Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Promotion Agency of Qatar (IPAQ), Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al Thani. The visit was proposed by His Excellency Sheikh Al Thani, who wanted to learn more about the activities of Russia’s major development institution and explore areas of mutual interest that could encourage cooperation.
During the meeting, Sheikh Al Thani gave an overview of IPAQ, which was launched in July 2019 to attract foreign investment in the country in line with the objectives of Qatar’s National Vision 2030. The IPAQ Advisory Board is chaired by His Excellency Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Qatari Minister of Commerce and Industry.
Igor Shuvalov described the strategy, principles and priorities of VEB.RF’s operations, the Project Financing Factory programme, and the functional areas of development institutions involved in VEB.RF’s activities. The Qatari delegation particularly took an interest in VEB.RF-financed urban development projects, guarantee mechanisms, and Russian Export Center programmes.
Considerable interest was aroused by Igor Shuvalov and VEB.RF’s Deputy Chairman Alexey Sorokin participating in preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Qatar is to host the World Cup in 2022.
The parties agreed to continue communication with each other and search for joint projects.
State Development Corporation VEB.RF sees good prospects for building a mutually beneficial partnership with the Colombian business community, VEB.RF’s Deputy Chairman Daniil Algulyan said in an interview with Russian News Agency TASS on Friday following a visit of VEB.RF’s Chairman to Colombia.
“It was a very important visit. We met with our potential Colombian partners,” said Daniil Algulyan.
According to Daniil Algulyan, VEB.RF sees good prospects for joint projects to develop infrastructure, transport and industry.