Lord Mayor of London Peter Estlin, the global ambassador for the UKâ€™s financial and professional services industry, will be in Doha this week to strengthen trade links between Qatar and the City of London.
He will meet leaders from the Qatar Central Bank, the Qatar Investment Authority and from key ministries. The visit begins a period of high-level engagement with key Qatari leaders and stakeholders ahead of a visit to Mansion House later this month by HE Sheikh Abdulla bin Saoud al-Thani, the QCB governor.
Qatar has already invested more than half of the Â£5bn it pledged to invest in the UK in 2017, and the visit will be an opportunity to explore further possibilities, British Embassy in Doha said on Sunday.
Estlin said, â€œQatar presents huge long-term opportunities for the City of London and the UKâ€™s financial services industry.
â€œI anticipate that this month will be the start of great new chapter in the UKâ€™s economic partnership with Qatar, a country whose considerable investments have brought significant job creation and prosperity across the UK. I look forward to discussing how we can continue that progress, as well as looking at how the UK can help to develop Qatarâ€™s financial services industry.
â€œThe UK already has strong trading relationship with Qatar, and it is my ambition with this visit to contribute to the deepening and growth of this relationship in the years to come.â€