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Qatar Airways GCEO Akbar Al Baker hosts first European Parliamentarian evening

Posted 23 November 2018 · Add Comment

Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker met with influential European Parliament members and top decision makers of the European Commission this week in Brussels, Belgium.

 

The aim of the series of meetings and VIP dinner in the heart of Europe was to strengthen the already robust relationships that the airline enjoys with key MEPs and to demonstrate Qatar Airways’ commitment to the European Union, the world’s largest single market area.

During the visit Al Baker held successful one-to-one meetings with MEP  Ramon Tremosa; MEP  Jose Ignacio Salafranca and MEP Ismail Ertug at the European Parliament in Brussels, the capital of Europe.

Al Baker also met with European Commissioner and Vice President,Maroš Šefčovič and Henrik Hololei, Director General, Mobility and Transport for the European Commission.

Al Baker, said: “The support extended to our country and airline by top European decision makers is truly valued and appreciated. We come here today in the spirit of pursuing enhanced aviation opportunities for our industries and businesses, more options for travellers, and long-term prosperity for our economies, and I have no doubt we will succeed.

“We appreciate the openness and understanding demonstrated by the EU. We also thank the EU for the flexibility and support provided to the State of Qatar under the current blockade.”

During the evening, more than 16 MEPs enjoyed a VIP dinner with key note speeches in the stunning Presidential Salon at the European Parliament, with impressive views over the city of Brussels.

This visit comes at a time when Qatar and the EU are close to completing the final stage of the EU-Qatar Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement, which has offered the State of Qatar and Qatar Airways an excellent platform to engage in candid discussions with its European partners on the potential growth and future cooperation between the two parties.

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