19 Dec 2017 - 9:35
Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Father Emir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani attended the 10th National parade, which was held yesterday afternoon at Doha Corniche.
20 Dec 2017 - 8:17
Qatar’s diplomatic, consular and representative missions abroad continued to celebrate National Day, which falls on 18 December each year to commemorate the founder Sheikh Jassem bin Mohammed bin Thani.
In Jakarta, HE the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Republic of Indonesia, Ahmed bin Jassim Al Hamr, held a reception on the occasion of Qatar National Day.
The ceremony was attended by HE Minister of Finance representing the Government Sri Mulyani, HE Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdul Rahman Fakher, HE Special Envoy of the Indonesian President to the Middle East and OIC Dr. Alwi Shihab, HE Deputy Governor of Jakarta, as well as a number of senior government officials, heads and representatives of diplomatic missions in Jakarta.
In his speech at the reception, HE Ambassador Ahmed bin Jassim Al Hamr expressed his deep regret over the unjust siege imposed on the State of Qatar. HE said that the State of Qatar has increased strength, immunity and determination to preserve its sovereignty and defend its position and the welfare of its people and residents in an unprecedented state of strength, determination and cohesion between the leadership and the people.
HE stressed the development of bilateral relations between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Indonesia in all fields.
Yousef bin Ali Al Khater, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the United Kingdom, with other officials during the reception in London.
For her part, HE Sri Mulyani stressed the depth of relations between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Indonesia and referred to the areas of cooperation between the two countries in various fields.
In Khartoum, Qatar’s Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan, HE Rashid bin Abdulrahman Al Nuaimi, held a reception on the occasion of the National Day of the State of Qatar.
The reception was attended by HE representative of the President of the Republic of Sudan, Minister of the Federal Government Dr. Faisal Hassan Ibrahim, a large number of ministers, ministers of state and officials, heads and representatives of diplomatic missions accredited in Khartoum and symbols of Sudanese society in art, sports and journalism.
In his speech, HE Rashid bin Abdulrahman Al Nuaimi reviewed the challenges faced by the State of Qatar through an unjust blockade and malicious fabrications. Adding that the Qatari leadership dealt with it wisely. And thanked Sudan for its support to the Kuwaiti initiative and mediation efforts, stressing at the same time that the Qatari-Sudanese relations are witnessing continuous development.
For his part, the Representative of the Sudanese president praised the positions of the Qatari leadership in support of his country in all fields. He said that the two countries historic relations contributed to the development of a model of cooperation and integration, stressing that Sudan thanks the State of Qatar and its leadership for standing in all international forums and in achieving peace in Darfur.
H E Ali Khalfan Al Mansouri, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Office at Geneva with other officials during the reception in Geneva.
In Beirut, HE Qatar’s Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon Ali bin Hamad Al Marri, held a reception on the occasion of the National Day.
The meeting was attended by HE Pierre Raffoul, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, representing HE President of the Republic of Lebanon Michel Aoun, HE Prime Minister Saad Hariri, HE Ali Bazzi, Representative of HE Nabih Berri, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, and Representatives of diplomatic missions accredited to Lebanon, as well as a number of political, cultural, artistic, media, press and Lebanese party, religious and military figures.
In a speech at the ceremony, HE Ali bin Hamad Al Marri said that the State of Qatar has in a short period of time assumed a distinguished position on the regional and international arenas thanks to the directives of our wise leadership. He pointed out that Qatar’s foreign policy is based on cooperation for security and stability and the support of the oppressed and the adoption of the language of dialogue to resolve differences and conflicts, the respect for the sovereignty of all countries and good neighborliness and non-interference in its internal affairs and the application of international covenants and treaties.
In Munich, HE Rashid bin Saeed Al-Khayarin, Consul General of the State of Qatar in the Federal Republic of Germany, held a reception on the occasion of Qatar National Day.
The ceremony was attended by HE Carl Michael Schwebel, Government Representative, Dean of the diplomatic corps, consuls accredited in Munich, a number of doctors, public figures and Qatari citizens present for medical treatment.
In Manila, Qatar’s Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines HE Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Malki held a reception on the occasion of the National Day of Qatar.
The ceremony was attended by HE Hjeselin Quintana, Assistant Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, “Guest of Honor”, HE Delphine Lorenzana., Minister of Defense of the Philippines, HE Mr. Salvador Banilo, President’s Advisor for Legal Affairs and a number of ministers and government officials, heads of diplomatic missions and public figures in the country.
Ali bin Ibrahim Al Malki, Qatar’s Ambassador to The Philippines; Hjeselin Quintana, Assistant Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of The Philippines; “Guest of Honour”, Delphine Lorenzana, Minister of Defence of The Philippines; Salvador Banilo, President’s Advisor for Legal Affairs; and a number of ministers and government officials, during the reception in Manila.
In Ashgabat, Qatar’s ambassador to Turkmenistan, Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Suwaidi, held a reception on the occasion of the National Day of Qatar.
The ceremony was attended by HE Rashid Meredov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, HE Oraz Mohammad Chariyev, Turkmenistan’s non-resident ambassador to Qatar, HE Ayazov Mohammad, Protocol Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, and a number of officials, heads and representatives of accredited diplomatic missions.
HE Ambassador Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Suwaidi praised the developing bilateral relations between Qatar and Turkmenistan. He also touched on the Gulf crisis and the State of Qatar’s approach to dealing with the crisis and its open position on dialogue and discussion of controversial issues without compromising the sovereignty of States or interfering in its internal affairs.
In Djibouti, the Acting Charge d’Affaires of the State of Qatar to the Republic of Djibouti, Nasser bin Mohammed Abusulha, held a reception on the occasion of the National Day of the State of Qatar.
The ceremony was attended by HE Mohamed Ali Hassan, Secretary General of the Djibouti Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of HE Mahmoud Ali Yousif, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Spokesperson of the Djiboutian Government, HE Dr. Nabil Mohammed Ahmed, Minister of Higher Education and Research, HE Delita Mohammed Dalita, Former Minister of Defense and Member of the Parliament, a number of officials, MPs, heads and representatives of diplomatic missions, regional and international organizations and bodies accredited to Djibouti and public figures in the country.
In Islamabad, HE Saqr bin Mubarak Al Mansouri, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, held a reception on the occasion of the National Day of the State of Qatar.
The ceremony was attended by HE Danyal Aziz Chaudhry, Federal Minister for Privatization represented by HE Shahid Khakan Abbasi, Prime Minister, Guest of Honor, HE Jahangir Khanzada, Minister of Sports of the Punjab Region, HE Shahbaz Sharif, Prime Minister of the Punjab Region; Secretary General of the Association of Muslim Scholars, Senator Siraj Haq, Emir of the Pakistan Islamic Group and Senator, Major General Shehzad Naim Khan, Director General of Joint Intelligence, Heads and Representatives of accredited diplomatic missions, a number of Ministers of State, Parliament, the Senate, a number of businessmen and department directors of the Pakistani Foreign Ministry and senior state and community officials.
In Tunisia, HE Saad Nasser Al-Humaidi, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Republic of Tunisia, held a reception on the occasion of the National Day of the State of Qatar.
Saqr bin Mubarak Al Mansouri, Ambassador of Qatar to Pakistan and other officials during the reception in Islamabad.
The ceremony was attended by HE Lazhar Al-Qarawi Al-Shabi, Personal Representative of the President of the Republic of Tunisia, HE Ziyad Al-Atari, Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation, Representative of the Tunisian Government, HE Hashemi Al-Humaidi, State Secretary to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies, as well as a number of heads and officials of parties and heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Tunisia.
In Belgrade, Qatar’s ambassador to the Republic of Serbia, HE Sheikh Mubarak bin Fahad Al-Thani, held a reception on the occasion of the National Day of Qatar.
The ceremony was attended by HE Rasim Lajic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, Tourism and Communications, HE Zoran Georgievic, Minister of Labor and Employment, Veterans and Social Policy; HE Tomislav Nikolic, President of the National Council for Cooperation with Russia and China; Royal Princess Catherine Karagorjevic, and heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Serbia.
HE Sheikh Mubarak bin Fahd Al-Thani said in a speech that Qatar’s foreign policy, which is open to the world, is the basis of its political and economic power based on the principles of peaceful coexistence and mutual respect.
He pointed out that the State of Qatar has been subjected to an unjust siege that has lost all international values and norms. However, it has followed the policy of restraint and moderation in responding to the measures taken against it, in respect of the values and customs of the Qatari people.
He expressed his thanks to the Republic of Serbia for its balanced, neutral and calling for dialogue, stressing the readiness of the State of Qatar to sit at the negotiating table to narrow the points of disagreement and find a peaceful solution to the crisis provided that its dignity and sovereignty are not compromised.