Qatar’s Ambassador to Tunisia Stresses Importance of HH the Amir’s Arab Summit Participation

HE The State of Qatar’s Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia Saad bin Nasser Al Humaidi stressed today the importance of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani’s chairing of the state’s delegation during the 30th Arab League Summit that will take place Sunday in Tunisia.

HE the Ambassador said in remarks made exclusively to Qatar News Agency (QNA) that the Arab summit is taking place at a delicate time for the Arab world, and especially for the State of Qatar which managed to overcome a brutal blockade imposed on the Qatari people.

HE the Ambassador highlighted the attendance of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to the summit confirms that the State of Qatar remains a vital and active part of the Arab region. His Excellency added that the attendance of HH the Amir to the 30th summit shows that the State of Qatar can never opt out of its responsibilities towards the Arab world and joint Arab work. It also shows that Qatar is committed to making a contribution to the progress of the Arab world whether through the positions it takes or its support of developmental efforts in the region, His Excellency added. His Excellency also stressed that the attendance of HH the Amir is a reflection of the high priority the State of Qatar gives to Arab affairs, and to the Arab national securities, regardless of the region’s current conditions.

HE the Ambassador also said in his remarks to QNA that the visit of HH the Amir to Tunisia came after an invite from HE the Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, adding that the visit will also provide an opportunity to discuss building on the excellent level bilateral cooperation.

The visit of HH the Amir to Tunisia, comes at a time when bilateral ties are witnessing a qualitative leap in terms of political coordination between the two countries on bilateral issues. This is reflected in the visits the two countries’ leadership pay one another, and through meetings of joint committees, as well as economic and trade cooperation, which saw a growth of 34.52 percent in the first quarter on an annual basis. The total trade volume between the two countries now exceed QR76.3 million.

The last few years also saw an increase in the number of Qatari project in Tunisia that were funded by Qatar Fund for Development and Qatar Charity. They carried out a number of developmental projects for families in need among other.

Qatar and Tunisia share a historic relationship, reflected by the agreements they signed in all fields such as judicial, Islamic Affairs, tourism, transport, environment, diplomatic relationship, and preventing double taxation among others.

HE the Ambassador said that these agreements and others will help grow bilateral ties, which has seen significant development in recent years, particularly since the Tunisia investment conference which the State of Qatar played a big role in.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs