Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday marked
14 Apr 2016 - 2:07
Doha: British Ambassador to Qatar, Ajay Sharma, yesterday joined around 1,000 guests of the British embassy to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II and the strong partnership between the UK and Qatar. The Guests of Honour were Minister of Education and Higher Education H E Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi and Minister of Municipality, Urban Planning and Environment H E Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumeihi.
Sharma also welcomed senior Qatari figures from business, government, culture and sport, the diplomatic corps and members of the British and international communities. They were entertained by the Qatar Armed Forces band and Doha Jazz.
He said: “I was delighted that so many of the embassy’s friends and contacts were able to attend the Queen’s Birthday Party tonight in honour of UK’s longest serving monarch H M Queen Elizabeth II.
“Everyone knows the UK has a historically close relationship with Qatar, but we want to celebrate not only the past but also to look ahead to the future. This is a relationship based not only on shared economic and security interests, but also on the strong and warm personal connections established over the years between Qatari and British people.
“In the coming years we look forward to continuing to work together closely in the fields of diplomacy and security, business, service, education, culture and tourism; and strengthening further the relationship between our citizens.”The Peninsula