Posted on December 22, 2018

Qatar’s embassies and consulates abroad celebrated Qatar National Day with full fervour.

In Beirut, the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Republic of Lebanon Mohamed Hassan Jaber Al Jaber, held a reception on the occasion of the National Day. The ceremony was attended by Cesar A Khalil, Minister of Energy and Water in the Lebanese Caretaker Government representing the Lebanese President Michel Aoun, MP Ali Bazzi representing the State of Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, Jamal Al Jarrah, Minister of Communications of the Lebanese Caretaker Government, representing the Prime Minister-designate Saad

Al Hariri, as well as a number of current and former ministers and deputies, ambassadors of Arab and foreign countries accredited to Lebanon, in addition to a host of political, cultural, artistic, media, press and Lebanese party, religious and military personalities. In his speech, the Ambassador reiterated the adherence to the pillars of the State, which Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani, established on this day in 1878, and preserved its sovereignty. Father Amir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani laid the foundations of the modern State of Qatar and the march was completed by Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who has distanced our country from the dangers, which were and still are close to it, and led the ship to safety.

He praised the Qatari diplomacy, guided by the directives of H H the Amir, playing an active role in international forums to defend our right and view, clarify Qatar’s position on the siege, and reaffirm our steadfast stance on combating terrorism and its financing and rejecting to comply with any conditions, highlighting our policy of dialogue, and honouring undertakings under any circumstances, focusing on our consistent position on the central issue, the Palestine question and became a dialogue and peace, peace and revival, and the address of convergence and civilisation and dialogue of religions. He also praised Qatar’s presence in the region during the reign of His Highness , where Doha has become a city of dialogue peace and revival, and the address of convergence and civilisation and dialogue of religions.

The Ambassador stressed that the policy of the State of Qatar is based on clear principles based on peace, stability, security, cooperation and friendship, peaceful resolution of disputes and dialogue, praising Qatar’s diplomacy and its effective and successful role in settling disputes regionally and internationally. “The land, air and sea blockade imposed on us unjustly and without reason constitutes a flagrant violation of international law and a violation of the Charter of the United Nations, the Gulf Cooperation Council system and the Charter of the League of Arab States,” he said, pointing out that the blockade did not prevent us from upgrading the economy. Based on solid foundations, and achieving successive success locally and globally, thanks to its strength, and diversity, the Ambassador noted.

The Ambassador highlighted the development and opening up of cultural, educational, intellectual, and sports in spite of the siege, praising bilateral relations between the State of Qatar and the Lebanese Republic in all economic, social, educational, cultural, scientific, sports and health fields. In N’Djamena, the Acting Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of the State of Qatar to the Republic of Chad, Hamad bin Masoud Al Otaibi, held a reception on the occasion of Qatar National Day. The ceremony was attended by Nazir Androji, official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representing the Chadian government, Gedi Saleh, security advisor to the President of the Republic and Dr. Hussein Masar, Education Advisor to the President of the Republic in addition to members of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, a number of deputies, representatives of national and international organizations and heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations.

In Zagreb, Ambassador of Qatar to Croatia Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa held a reception on the occasion of the National Day of the State. The function was attended by Deputy Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Zeljko Reiner, Croatian President’s Adviser for Foreign Affairs Dario Mihelin, Assistant Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Vice Skracic, Former president of Croatia Stjepan Mesic and lineup of senior officials in addition to parliament members, and political, cultural, intellectual and scientific figures, members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Republic of Croatia, representatives of the Governor of Zagreb and some city and provincial governors.

In a speech, the Ambassador praised the well-established and distinguished level of relations between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Croatia and the potential opportunities for its development and promotion. In Pretoria, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to South Africa, Abdullah bin Hussein Al Jaber, held a reception on the occasion of Qatar National Day. The ceremony was attended by South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education Angelina Motshekga and a number of foreign ministry officials in addition to a number of Ambassadors accredited to South Africa.

In Dar es Salaam, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the United Republic of Tanzania Abdullah bin Jassim Al Maadadi, held a reception on the occasion of the National Day of the State. The ceremony was attended by Tanzania’s Minister of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe and a lineup of government officials and accredited ambassadors. In Addis Ababa, the Embassy of the State of Qatar to the Democratic Federal Republic of Ethiopia held a reception on the occasion of the National Day of the State. The reception was attended by Suleiman Dedefo, representative of the Ethiopian Foreign Minister as the guest of honour, in addition to a number of ambassadors accredited to Ethiopia.

In Djibouti, Acting Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of the State of Qatar to the Republic of Djibouti, Rashid bin Salem Al Buainain held a reception on the occasion of Qatar National Day. The function was attended by Djibouti’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, Djibouti’s National Assembly Speaker Mohamed Ali Houmed, Minister of Health Djama Elmi Okieh, Minister of Habitat, Urban Planning and Environment Moussa Mohamed Ahmed and a number of Senior officials in addition to a lineup of ambassadors, diplomats and representatives of regional and international organizations accredited to Djibouti.

In Sarajevo, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Bosnia and Herzegovina Sultan bin Ali Al Khater, held a reception on the occasion of the National Day of the State. The ceremony was attended by Speaker House of Peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina Safet Softic, Minister of Defence Marina Pendes, Vice President of Bosnian Serb Republic (Republika Srpska) Ramiz Salkic and a number of parliament members, ambassadors and diplomats. In a speech, the ambassador stressed that Qatar’s foreign policy is based on the foundations of peace, security, stability, cooperation and friendship among peoples. He pointed out that as a result of the active and influential role of Qatar, it was unfortunately subjected to a conspiracy by the siege countries who tried to undermine its security, stability and national sovereignty. He added that from the beginning of the crisis, Qatar’s response was very clear, suggesting unconditional dialogue to end the crisis.

The Ambassador lauded the relations between the State of Qatar and Bosnia and Herzegovina, describing them as strong relations. In Bandar Sri Bakawan, Acting Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy of the State of Qatar to the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam Abdullah Majed Al Jassim held a reception on the occasion of the National Day of the State. The ceremony was attended by Brunei’s Minister of Religious affairs Badaruddin bin Othman, representing the government of Brunei, and a number of government officials ambassadors, and diplomats accredited to the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam.

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