Niger president urges investments by Qatar
Mahamadou Issoufou said Niger offers promising investment opportunities in multiple fields, including infrastructure, energy, communications, agriculture, food security, tourism and hospitality, and mining. Issoufou noted that Qatari business owners could benefit from Niger’s investment-friendly atmosphere, including legislation that protects investments and capital.
Touting economic growth of 6 percent over the past five years, Issoufou also told the chamber that Niger is strategically located in Western Africa and can act as an access point for Qatar to the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS), a market of roughly 300 million people.
During the meeting, Issoufou also praised the current relationship between the two nations and said he hopes their current ties can strengthen on multiple fronts.