Trade between Turkey and Turkey has grown by 136 percent over the past three years, reaching $2.2 billion in 2019, up from $908 million in 2016, a Qatari official said.
"Trade between our two countries grew in the first half of 2020 to $1.2 billion," said Saleh al-Sharqi, director general of Qatar Chamber, on Wednesday.
This came during al-Sharqi's participation in a technical meeting held by Ankara and Doha by default, on attracting Turkish workers to Qatar, as part of steps to strengthen economic and trade relations between the two countries.
"The relations of cooperation between Qatar and Turkey are constantly growing, encompassing various fields, particularly trade and economic," he said.
Turkey has largely compensated for the shortage of Gulf goods within the Qatari market, following the announcement by Saudi Arabia, the Uae, Bahrain and Egypt that it had cut ties with Doha from June 2017.
"The Qatari private sector welcomes the Turkish workforce, which has great competence and experience, which is an important addition to the Qatari labor market," he said.
According to the latest statistics, 11,000 Turkish citizens live in Qatar for business purposes, and more than 500 Turkish companies are active in various vital areas.
Turkish-Qatari relations are witnessing a growing development and continuous cooperation at all levels, with great political harmony between the two countries and an agreement of views on many regional and international issues, particularly in the Middle East.
Source/Anatolia News Agency