Doha: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani started yesterday an Asia tour that includes Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Korea, where he will meet with his counterparts and several high-ranking officials and businessmen in these countries.
In a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA), the Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Majed bin Mohammed Al Ansari said that the tour would focus on strengthening bilateral relations with the countries of the Asia continent in various vital fields such as investment, trade, and energy. He added that several regional and international issues would be addressed, and ways of cooperation would be discussed to enhance joint action to solve them.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs headed the delegation of Qatar at the opening of the 55th meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, where Qatar joined the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation with Asean.
Al Ansari pointed out that this tour and its discussions and agreements reflect Asia’s strategic position in Qatar’s foreign policy and the common desire to strengthen bilateral relations, especially since the Asia continent is Qatar’s first partner in the energy market.