Poland wants to become important supplier of goods, services to Qatar

"The agri-food sector is a promising field of cooperation," Duda said during the 2nd Poland-Qatar Economic Round Table in Doha on Sunday. Leszek Szymański/PAP

Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said that, being a significant importer of Qatari gas, Poland also wants to become an important supplier of its high-quality goods and services to Qatar.

"The agri-food sector is a promising field of cooperation," Duda said during the 2nd Poland-Qatar Economic Round Table in Doha on Sunday.

The president stated that Poland's annual liquefied gas imports from Qatar amounted to around 2.1 million tonnes, and that this was nearly 75 percent of all Poland's LNG purchases abroad. "This shows that Qatar is a very important partner in this field," he added.

Admitting that Poland recorded a significant deficit in its trade with Qatar, Duda said that the point was either to increase Poland's exports to that country or to encourage Qatari investments.

"Apart from aviation, power engineering and ICT, the agri-food sector is a promising field of cooperation," Duda said, adding that Poland could offer high-quality foodstuffs and innovatory know-how for the Qatari food sector.

Earlier on Sunday, President Duda met with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, emir of Qatar, and Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, to discuss long-term cooperation in energy.