(Corrects level of Qatari ownership in last paragraph to 17
percent from over 11 percent, corrects penultimate paragraph to
remove phrase "last year")
DOHA Feb 7 Qatar is committed to its investment
in Volkswagen, Hessa al-Jaber, Qatar's
representative on the carmaker's supervisory board, said on
"I believe VW is a great company. When we invested in VW,
that was the right decision. We are really committed to VW,"
Jaber told reporters in her first public statement on the
company since she joined the board last year.
On the diesel emissions test-cheating scandal that has hit
Volkswagen, she said: "They are taking steps to mitigate any
future risks on emissions."
Qatar owns 17 percent of Volkswagen’s common shares and is
the third biggest shareholder in the company.
(Reporting by Tom Finn; Writing by Andrew Torchia; Editing by