QLC Government Leaders Program Participants Visit Ministry of Economy and Commerce

Doha, Qatar Leadership Centre’s (QLC) Government Leaders Program participants engaged with senior officials at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) on Sunday to gain a deeper understanding of the Ministry’s role in bolstering sustainable economic growth as well as its policies to develop the business and trade sectors.

The high-level visit was a valuable learning opportunity for QLC’s Government Leaders Program participants, a select group of Qataris drawn from the public and semi-public sectors. In particular, the visit gave an in-depth look onto the Ministry’s policymaking, which aims to attract investment, boost trade, and support national development.

Key subjects of the discussions included how the Ministry has streamlined business licensing to create a favorable climate for small and medium-sized enterprises. Participants also surveyed the MEC’s improved suite of e-government services designed to better protect consumers and regulate local markets.

Visits to various institutions and ministries are an integral part of QLC’s curriculum. Government Leaders Program participants reconnoiter many institutions critical to Qatar’s development over the 12-month long program. The diverse cohort of Qataris enhances important skills that allow them to contribute to the country’s National Development plans in innovative ways.

In this context, HE Managing Director and Member of the Board of Directors of QLC Dr Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani noted: “Facilitating a constructive dialogue between senior policymakers and other decision makers across ministries and public institutions is of utmost importance to Qatar Leadership Centre. Engagement leads to collaboration and drives us closer to achieving our common goals – this is what binds us together as we pursue Qatar National Vision 2030.”

Source: Qatar News Agency