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Qatar’s British politician to strengthen relations between London and Doha-Doha News

The first strategic dialogue between Qatar and the United Kingdom will take place in March.

British politicians are in Qatar to strengthen bilateral relations between Doha and London. Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Tani met with a British delegation on Sunday, where he discussed the relationship between the two countries.

“The friendships and cooperation between Qatar and the United Kingdom, and aspects of their development, have been reviewed, in addition to exchanging views on the most prominent regional and international developments.” Amiri Diwan..

Qatar’s Minister of Energy Saad bin Sherida Al Kaabi also met with the UK’s Minister of Investment at Gerry Grimstone, Department for International Trade. While Britain was tackling the gas crisis, authorities discussed cooperation in the energy sector.

Qatar’s Minister of Commerce And industry, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Altani, met with Alun Cairns, the British chairman of the British Qatar Group of the All-Party Parliamentary Union.

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The Ministers of Commerce and Industry of the Gulf countries and Cairns considered investment opportunities in both countries.

Separately, Mr. Hassan bin Abdullah al-Ganim, Chairman of the Shura Council, met with Cairns with his delegation. Al Ganim and the British authorities discussed the cooperation of Parliament and how to strengthen them. Dr. Hamda Binto Hassan al-Slaiti, Vice-Chairman of the Shura Council, was also present.

At another meeting, Qatar’s Minister of Labor Ali bin Samikh Al Marri discussed the development of the labor sector in Doha and London with a British delegation.

The deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan was discussed at another meeting between Qatar’s Foreign Minister Lorwa al-Hatter and Britain’s Special Envoy for Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Affairs Nick Dier.

Al Hatter also met with Hugo Shorter, the British ambassador to Afghanistan. After the Taliban hijacked Kabul on August 15, Britain moved its embassy from its capital to Qatar. The United States, the Netherlands and Italy also relocated their consulates to the Gulf countries at that time.

Qatar-UK Relations

The British delegation’s visit to Doha precedes the first strategic dialogue between Qatar and Britain. The high-profile conference will be held in London in March. Qatar and the United Kingdom have agreed to begin an annual strategic dialogue last October.

This decision was made after a meeting between Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Tani and British Foreign Minister Liz Truss.

“Strategic dialogue highlights the strength of bilateral relations and the mutually beneficial opportunities for people from both countries to deepen their cooperation,” he said. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statement At the time.

The exact date of the meeting has not yet been announced. Qatar and the United Kingdom have long maintained strong diplomatic, defensive and economic relations.of November Last year, the United Kingdom and Qatar announced the launch of a new joint Hawk training squadron to provide pilots with advanced, high-speed jet training. afterwards, DecemberQatar and British defense officials discussed joint security at the FIFA World Cup 2022.

As Britain tackles the energy crisis Report Since last year, London has claimed to have sought Doha’s help to provide a more liquefied energy gas (LNG) supply.However, a spokesperson for the British government Rejected Those claims.

by UK Department for International TradeFrom July 2020 to June 2021, the total trade between Qatar and the United Kingdom was £ 4.3 billion (over $ 5 billion), a decrease of 35.5% from July 2019 to June 2020.

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