Belarus has invited Qatar to participate in investing in new and existing enterprises, as announced by Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov at today"s meeting with the Qatar Investment Authority head. The Belarusian side has offered the agency to become a strategic partner for two major banks with possible cooperation in purchasing government stocks. As emphasised at the meeting, Qatar is the only Persian Gulf country to become the leading investor in Belarus" economy. According to the Belarusian Prime Minister, the implementation of mutually beneficial projects, such as the hotel and sports complex Marriott built in the Winners" Avenue in Minsk, may contribute to creating a joint Belarusian-Qatari investment fund. The Belarusian side is ready to be represented by the Development Bank.