Qatar-Japan ties witness significant growth in multiple fields: Minister

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has remarked that mutual trust and political will between the governments at Qatar and Japan to enhance cooperation is enabling great development and growth in various fields. 

While speaking at the Second Ministerial Arab-Japan Political Dialogue, the Minister of Foreign Affairs pointed out Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s visit to Tokyo in January 2019 as a significant milestone towards the cooperation and strategic partnership between both sides.

Sheikh Mohammed stated that Japan continues to be one of the most important trade partners for the country, especially in the field of energy after 50 years of establishing ties with Qatar being one of the primary LNG suppliers to Japan.

Qatar’s Foreign Affairs Minister reiterated that Arab relations with Japan are not just based on political and strategic cooperation, but extends to economic cooperation which has seen great growth, reflected in the large increase in the size of trade volume and investments.

Sheikh Mohammed took the opportunity to appreciate the Japanese support to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) while hoping that the aid would continue so that the UNRWA can carry out its role of helping around five million Palestinian refugees who are suffering from difficult humanitarian conditions.

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