Mexico City — Qatar wants to strengthen its trade links with Mexico as it strives to overcome the crippling effects of an economic blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and others almost two years ago.
The tiny Persian Gulf state of 2.7 million had 13 companies exhibiting at the Qatari pavilion at Plastimagen 2019 in Mexico City.
They are the first Qatari businesses ever to participate in a trade show in Mexico, Mohammed Alkuwari, Qatar's ambassador to Mexico, told Plastics News April 2.
"We're aiming to export to North, Central and South America, which are growing markets," Alkuwari said, although he was unable to specify the value of trade between Mexico and the Middle Eastern state.
"We see lots of potential in Mexico," said Saoud Algosaibi, a marketing and communications specialist for the Doha-based, government-owned Qatar Development Bank, which is sponsoring the pavilion.