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Sheikh Ahmed meets South Carolina Governor, reviews prospects of ties.

HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani with South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and others.

HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani met on Friday South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster on the sidelines of Qatar's economic roadshow in the United States, currently underway in Charleston, South Carolina.

A number of Qatari officials and businessmen attended the meeting, while the US side was represented by South Carolina's secretary of commerce, Robert Hitt; Boeing vice president and general manager (South Carolina), Joan Robinson-Berry; South Carolina attorney general Alan Wilson; and executive director, University of South Carolina's Office of Economic Engagement, Bill Kirkland. HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani met on Friday South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster on the sidelines of Qatar's economic roadshow in the United States, currently underway in Charleston, South Carolina.

"The meeting reviewed prospects of mutual cooperation on all fronts and means of developing them. The two sides also discussed the existing co-operation between the State of Qatar and the United States, particularly South Carolina, in the economic, investment and trade areas. They also touched on means of taking additional steps to enhance and develop economic co-operation between the private sector in both sides so as to serve the mutual interests of the two friendly countries," Ministry of Economy and Commerce has said in a statement.

Charleston is the third city in the US that will be covered as part of Qatar's economic roadshow in the United States.

Qatar and the US enjoy strong economic, trade and investment ties that were boosted by the signing of the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) in 2004.

The United States is one of Qatar's main and biggest trade partners with the trade exchange between the two countries standing nearly at $6bn. Moreover, the United States was the first source of imports in 2017 when 17% of Qatar's imports came from the United States.

More than 650 US companies operate in Qatar, of which 117 are 100% owned by US businessmen.

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