FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 3, 2021
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DOHA – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) and the Qatar Development Bank (QDB) today issued the following joint statement following EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed’s meetings with Ali bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, Qatar’s Minister of Commerce and Industry and Chairman of QDB, and QDB CEO Abdulaziz N. Al-Khalifa and QDB Executive Director of Export Development and Promotion Hamad Salem Mejegheer:
“The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) and the Qatar Development Bank (QDB) are committed to partnering together globally to advance our mutual interest of economic development. Through close partnership and mutual opportunities, we can further progress prosperity in the region and around the world.
EXIM and QDB are committed to communicating with one another regarding mutual opportunities that further economic development.”
EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed and Qatar Minister of Commerce and Industry and Qatar Development Bank Chairman Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari
L-R: Qatar Development Bank CEO Abdulaziz N. Al-Khalifa, EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed, QDB Executive Director of Export Development and Promotion Hamad Salem Mejegheer
EXIM is an independent federal agency that promotes and supports American jobs by providing competitive and necessary export credit to support sales of U.S. goods and services to international buyers. A robust EXIM can level the global playing field for U.S. exporters when they compete against foreign companies that receive support from their governments. EXIM also contributes to U.S. economic growth by helping to create and sustain hundreds of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. In recent years, approximately 90 percent of the total number of the agency’s authorizations has directly supported small businesses. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt.
For more information about EXIM, please visit www.exim.gov.