DOHA Jan 29 Qatar signed an agreement with
Greece on Tuesday for the wealthy Gulf state to invest in small
and medium-sized Greek companies, officials from both countries
The agreement was reached during a visit by Greek Prime
Minister Antonis Samaras to Qatar.
Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani told
a news conference that his country was prepared to put 1 billion
euros ($1.34 billion) into a fund to conduct the investment,
with Greece providing a similar amount. But he added that a
timetable for the scheme had not been set.
Samaras, who postponed his trip to Qatar in November when
Athens was locked in talks with its euro zone lenders for
further aid to the country, is accompanied by his development
and defence ministers and a team of Greek business leaders.