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Bahamas Deepens Relations with Qatar Including Tourism

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Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation the Honorable I. Chester Cooper today led a team from his ministry, along with a delegation of tourism and other government officials, on a trade mission to West Asia, beginning with an official visit to the State of Qatar.


Tourism officials will continue talks with Qatar Tourism on the Bahamas and multi-destination Caribbean tourism.

His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, prime minister of Qatar, will also have a private audience with the deputy prime minister to discuss alliances between the two countries.

The delegation will meet with officials from the Qatar Fund for Development and the Qatar Investment Authority.

The delegation will engage officials in talks centered around investments in The Bahamas and the possible framework of a Caribbean Investment Fund Project that would include funding for infrastructure, science & technology, energy, airports & aviation, business incubation & entrepreneurship, tourism, and agriculture & fisheries.

There will also be discussions about grant funding for environmental protection, sustainable development goals, support for business development for women and youth in particular, disaster reconstruction, urban development, and national development planning.

Minister Moxey, Minister Lightbourne, and Senator Griffin will meet with officials and private investors to discuss investment opportunities in Grand Bahama, technology, innovation, and sustainable environmental initiatives.

Director of Aviation Dr. Kenneth Romer will meet with executives of Qatar Aeronautical Academy to trade knowledge and best practices on aviation strategies that could further develop The Bahamas Aeronautical Academy and the Bahamas’ aviation industry. 

The delegation departs Qatar on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.

About The Bahamas
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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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