PRESS RELEASE 078
Meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar
13/09/2018

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Josep Borrell, has held a meeting today with his Qatar counterpart, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al-Thani.
 
Likewise, His Majesty the King held an audience with Mohammed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al-Thani, who also met the President of the Government, the President of the Congress of Deputies and academics and business representatives in the headquarters of the Real Instituto Elcano and Casa Árabe.
 
Both Ministers acknowledged the excellent bilateral relationships between the countries, which have witnessed an increase in the economic, trade and investment sphere in recent years. Qatar is Spain's forth gas supplier and during the last several years its investments in various sectors of the Spanish economy have increased considerably. The preparation of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar is an excellent opportunity for these relationships to be reinforced with the participation of Spanish companies in its organisation.
 
With the purpose of consolidating and expanding the relationships, both ministers welcomed the entry into force of the Agreement to avoid double taxation and prevent tax evasion in terms of income taxes and endorsed the negotiations for the signature of the Agreement for the reciprocal promotion and protection of investments.
 
Furthermore, Josep Borrell and his counterpart reviewed the regional situation and acknowledged the role of the Alliance of Civilizations, whose United Nations High Representative, Mr Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, is a Qatar national.
 
Finally, the Diplomatic Schools of both countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

 

 

-NON OFFICIAL TRANSLATION-


 
​​

Twitter@SpainMFA

  • 14 Dec @SpainMFA * Spanish PM: "To uphold democracy and #peace over terrorism. That is the firm conviction of the EU. Our solidarity a… https://t.co/OLDwvhboHH
  • 14 Dec @SpainMFA * 🇾🇪 Spain celebrates the agreement reached by the Government of #Yemen and the Houthi rebels after the peace convers… https://t.co/hHzKtwC3PJ
  • 12 Dec @SpainMFA * RT @SpainUN: .@SpainUN along with @ElSalvadorUN & @CostaRicaONU present the groundbreaking study on #LGBTI people with international protec…
  • 12 Dec @SpainMFA * 🇫🇷Spain expresses its absolute condemnation of the attack perpetrated in Strasbourg and sends its sincere condolenc… https://t.co/HjWz64hpZU
  • 12 Dec @SpainMFA * RT @JosepBorrellF: Face à la tragédie de #Strasbourg, les pensées de l’#Espagne sont avec les victimes et leurs familles et avec l’ensemble…
  • 11 Dec @SpainMFA * In a conversation today in #Madrid with Spanish FM @JosepBorrellF, @mbachelet reminds us that the #UDHR came from t… https://t.co/5A48jbbHch
  • 11 Dec @SpainMFA * @UNHumanRights Chief @mbachelet joins #Spain's FM @JosepBorrellF and Caddy Adzuba, winner of the 2014 Prince of Ast… https://t.co/jzFeRxaiqG
  • 11 Dec @SpainMFA * #Spain adopts the Global Compact #ForMigration, a move towards shared responsibility and solidarity, as PM… https://t.co/gk4SwtTor0
  • 11 Dec @SpainMFA * 🇨🇴 #Spain is deeply saddened by the death of the former President of #Colombia, Belisario Betancur, who contributed… https://t.co/MAYpAdJKVD
  • 11 Dec @SpainMFA * #Spain announced at the #ASP17 of the @IntlCrimCourt our decision to join the negotiations for the “Convention on M… https://t.co/3xlJ2hTry4
  • 10 Dec @SpainMFA * RT @EmbEspNoruega: 🏆2018 Nobel Peace Prize awarded today in #Oslo to @NadiaMuradBasee and @DenisMukwege in a very moving ceremony.👏 Congrat…
  • 10 Dec @SpainMFA * RT @AbigailUNWomen: Great energizing meeting with Gabriel Ferrero of Spain’s MAEUEC to continue discussing mutual priorities. We appreciate…
  • 10 Dec @SpainMFA * Today we celebrate #HumanRightsDay, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the #UDHR. As a member of the @UN Human… https://t.co/82p5Ra3lon
  • 07 Dec @SpainMFA * RT @matteopugliese: Grateful to 🇪🇸 Spanish Foreign Minister @JosepBorrellF for speaking at our event during the #OSCEMC18. I appreciate his…
  • 07 Dec @SpainMFA * RT @JosepBorrellF: In #Milan, in an event organized in the margins of @OSCE Ministerial Council, about the role young people play in the pr…

Featured

  • Inscríbete en el Registro de Viajeros
  • Recomendaciones de Viaje
  • Fichas por país
  • TWITTER
  • FACEBOOK
  • YOUTUBE
  • FLICKR
  • Instagram
  • Twitter SpainMFA
  • BLOGS
  • ATLAS DE REDES SOCIALES
  • PARTICIPACIÓN CIUDADANA
  • TRANSPARENCIA
  • MAEUEC / Sede Palacio de Santa Cruz
    Plaza de la Provincia, 1
    28012 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • MAEUEC / Sede Palacio de Viana
    Duque de Rivas, 1
    28071 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • MAEUEC / Sede Torres Ágora
    Serrano Galvache, 26
    28033 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • AECID
    Avda. Reyes Católicos, 4
    28040 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 583 81 00 / 01
    Fax: 91 583 83 10 / 11
  • Dirección General de Españoles en el Exterior y de Asuntos Consulares
    C/ Pechuán, 1
    28002 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 17 00
Gobierno de España
©Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación
Portal gestionado por la Dirección General de Comunicación e Información Diplomática
Premio Ciudadanía 2016
Premio Ciudadanía 2016