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Qatar Airways participates at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

Posted 9 June 2021 · Add Comment

Qatar Airways concluded its participation at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), that was held under the patronage of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and attended by key opinion leaders from around the world.


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During the Forum, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker met with Alexander Beglov, Governor of St. Petersburg, and Maxim Sokolov, Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg, to discuss opportunities to further expand the bilateral relations between the State of Qatar and the Russian Federation in terms of Tourism and Air Transport.


As part of its commitment to the Russian market, the airline signed several MOU agreements with significant Russian-based entities including, Volga-Dnepr and Pulkovo Airport. The signing ceremonies were conducted with Mr. Alexey Isaikin, Board of Directors of Volga-Dnepr, and Mr. Leonid Sergeev, CEO of Pulkovo Airport respectively.


Qatar Airways exhibited its patented award-winning Business Class product, the Qsuite, featuring the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class.


Al Baker, said: “The Qatari participation in the Forum as the guest country this year demonstrates the strong commitment to the global and economic development of both countries. Despite the challenges of the global pandemic, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), organised by Roscongress Foundation, ensured visitors followed the highest levels of safety standards and we were honoured to be part of this significant event, making our mark with key entities and further committing to the Russian market and beyond.


“Qatar Airways is proud to be among the key drivers of trade between the State of Qatar and the Russian Federation, as demonstrated by our ongoing commitment to the Russian market throughout the years. The award-winning airline offering seamless connectivity to Africa, Asia and the Middle East, continues to bolster its position as the global airline of choice in the Russian Federation, which is clearly evident based on the overwhelming positive feedback received from the local business and travel trade community.


“The State of Qatar is the largest investor of all GCC countries in the Russian economy, making the Forum an ideal opportunity for new scope of cooperation between the two states. We are very pleased with the outcome achieved during SPIEF and look forward to participating again in years to come.”

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