Foreign Minister Meets Norwegian Counterpart

Qatar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met here today with HE Norway’s Foreign Minister Borge Brende, during his current visit to Norway.

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations, means of boosting and developing them as well as developments of the Gulf crisis and a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest.

HE the Foreign Minister thanked HE the Norwegian Foreign Minister for his country’s position calling for the dialogue among all parties.

HE the Minister briefed his Norwegian counterpart on the humanitarian impact of the Gulf crisis. He referred to the National Human Rights Committee’ s record of cases, the most prominent of which are cases involving family dispersal, especially women and children, and racial discrimination against Qatari students.

HE the Foreign Minister reiterated Qatar’s supportive stance of the Kuwaiti mediation, dialogue and an effective and sustainable diplomatic solution based on respect for international law and sovereignty. HE the Minister also briefed his Norwegian counterpart on the status of Kuwaiti mediation, stressing Qatar’s positive interaction with it.

HE the Foreign Minister also stressed Qatar’s keenness to enhance the prospects of cooperation with the Kingdom of Norway.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs