At the ongoing World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, Minister in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Datuk Darell Leiking took the opportunity to meet with his Qatari counterpart, H.E. Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari.
The main objective of the meeting is to explore the possibility of having Qatar on board Malaysia’s third national car project. This is to leverage on Qatar’s investments in Volkswagen and Audi.
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Qatar positively welcomed the idea and reiterated on the need to deliberate the details of the joint manufacturing project. Datuk Darell Leiking also highlighted that Qatar could look at the possibility of collaborating in Malaysia in other parts of the automotive sector such as investment in automotive components or producing electric cars.
It is also reported in local dailies that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will chair a meeting on the coming Monday (January 28th), with expectations of the announcement of the company that will lead the third national car project.