July 23, 2018

Emir of Qatar visited Belgium

6-7 March 2018, Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium: His Highness The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani held a meeting with the His Majesty King Philippus of the Belgians, and the Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel during his official visit to Belgium, and signed an air services agreement, aiming to facilitate the operation of commercial flights between the two countries.

Furthermore Qatar and Belgium have signed two agreements concerning air service and academic cooperation in Brussels between Qatar University and the University of Hasselt in Limburg Province.

Belgium was one of the first European countries to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar back in 2007. Doha is hosting about 30 Belgian companies working on the infrastructure projects, particularly FIFA 2022 World Cup projects. His Highness accompanied by the Deputy Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Mohammed Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani paid courtesy visits to the Belgian Senate and Chamber of Deputies.

On a multilateral side, The Emir and His Foreign Minister were received by High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini at the European External Action Service.

To end up their visit additional agreements were signed vis-à-vis NATO after Emir Tamim was received by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller. 

For further information:

Qatari Mission to the EU, NATO, Belgium and Luxembourg (HE Ambassador http://brussels.embassy.qa/en

http://www.diplomatmagazine.nl/2016/06/07/qatar-accredited-to-nato/

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