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.

 

 

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