PH, Qatar ink agreements on tourism, agri, investments
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines and Qatar signed 4 bilateral agreements and one private sector agreement seen to boost cooperation in investments, tourism, fisheries and the legal field. 

The Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani who is on 2-day a state visit, and President Benigno Aquino III witnessed the signing of the agreements at the Palace Reception Hall after their bilateral meeting, among them a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Qatar Holding Limited Liability Corporation.

"This MOU would explore the investment opportunities in the Philippines in various sectors including natural resources, commodities, energy, agriculture, and infrastructure," Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda told reporters during a briefing on Tuesday, April 10. 

According to Lacierda, the MOUs cover:
It is the first visit of the Emir of Qatar to the Philippines, who was feted to a state dinner in his honor at Malacanang's Rizal Hall after the signing ceremony.
 
Previously, Qatar Telcom (Qtel) invested in a telecommunications group in the Philippines after former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo made a 3-day state visit to Doha in 2008. 

Qtel and local conglomerate San Miguel Corp are partners in Liberty Telecom Holdings Inc, which offers wireless broadband Internet services under the trade name wi-Tribe.
 
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Source: Rappler 
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