Argentina eyes science-tech collaboration with Qatar
Argentina is exploring the possibilities of collaboration in science and technology with Qatar, the South American nation's Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie has said.
"Argentina is also looking for Qatari investment in several sectors, especially infrastructure," he told a press conference in Doha Wednesday.
“Following the visit of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani two months ago, we are working on strengthening the already robust bilateral ties," Faurie stated.
Potential areas for collaboration will be discussed during his interaction with various officials in Qatar, he said.
Faurie met with Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, chairperson of Qatar Foundation, and discussed the prospects of co-operation in science and technology areas.
“We hope for collaboration in different areas of education, technology and research development. We also discussed the mechanism of exchange of expertise in the areas of scientific research and technology. We have also extended an invitation to HH Sheikha Moza to attend the South-South Cooperation Expo Builds Momentum for BAPA+40 in Buenos Aires in March under the auspices of the United Nations. It is a large conference attended by some of leading personalities across the world,” he explained.
“The areas of co-operation that we are exploring with Qatar Foundation are very important as it will improve the level of education and technology advancements. We are looking at the areas of research, biotechnology related to agriculture, Artificial Intelligence among others,” he continued.
“We would like the participation of Qatar in our transformation general and in particular many areas especially in infrastructure area. We are also looking forward to co-operation in the energy sector, including renewable energy. Qatar can also invest in tourism in which we have many projects,” continued the minister.
The Argentinean minister also stressed the need for dialogue to end the ongoing blockade against Qatar. “All the parties should sit at the dialogue table and resolve the crisis for the benefit and larger interest of the region,” he noted.
He also expressed his country's readiness to help Qatar organise the FIFA 2022 World Cup. He pointed out that Argentina will benefit greatly from Qatar World Cup as the country together with Uruguay and Paraguay is in a bid to host the FIFA 2030 World Cup.