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USQBC expected to host U.S. Congressional delegation to Qatar

USQBC President Scott Taylor said the planned visit of the US Congressional delegation to Qatar is part of the council’s efforts to strengthen trade and economic relations between the two countries.
“There is a delegation in preparation and it will be made up of bipartisan members of Congress from different American states. Most of the time, members of congress have specific industries in their respective districts that are related to Qatar, be it energy, sustainability or defence.
“The dates for this event are being confirmed and it could take place in February, probably right around or right after the strategic dialogue that is currently taking place,” Taylor told Gulf Times in an exclusive interview.
According to Taylor, members of the US Congressional delegation are scheduled to meet with ministers and other senior government officials in Qatar, as well as US Ambassador to Qatar Timmy Davis and other dignitaries.
U.S. and Qatari companies and other private sector actors and stakeholders from both countries, as well as members of the U.S. military and its Qatari counterpart, are also expected to attend the meeting, Taylor said.
Taylor, a former congressman and US Navy Seal, stressed the importance of forging networks between private sector companies and members of Congress that can impact policy across different industries and business sectors.
Asked about USQBC’s plans for 2023, Taylor said, “USQBC will endeavor to organize a Congressional delegation to Qatar once every quarter. As USQBC, we basically decided that I would visit Qatar at least once every term.
Taylor added: “My vision as President of USQBC is to make sure I come here regularly because obviously relationships are very important in this part of the world and building relationships is important to me. with my existing members. and with the authorities in Doha, as well as with potential members.
Taylor was named president of USQBC in June 2022, and he aims to use his extensive experience in international business development, government relations, and government diplomacy to support the board’s mission to broaden and improve relationships. bilateral trade between Qatar and the United States.
As a congressman representing Virginia’s 2nd district, Taylor served on the appropriations committee. He was a sponsor of the AshantiAlert Act, a national network for missing persons, and the VA SEA Act for Accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to his time in Congress, Taylor served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

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USQBC expected to host U.S. Congressional delegation to Qatar

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