His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping held an official session of talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Saturday.
At the outset of the session, the Chinese president welcomed HH the Amir and the accompanying delegation, noting that the visit will enhance relations of cooperation in various fields and will push them to higher levels, especially in trade, investment exchange and sports cooperation. In view of Qatar’s preparations to host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the Chinese presisent said he was looking forward to further cooperation in these areas.
For his part, HH the Amir expressed his pleasure for being in the People’s Republic of China, and expressed his congratulations to the President on the occasion of the Chinese New Year, wishing the friendly Chinese people further progress and development.
HH the Amir also expressed his congratulations on the occasion of the opening of the 24th Winter Olympic Games in the capital, Beijing, wishing them success.
With regard to the talks with the Chinese President, HH the Amir noted their importance in promoting and strengthening joint strategic cooperation to serve the mutual interests of the two friendly countries and peoples, in various areas, especially economy, energy, industry and tourism.
During the talks, they reviewed the close bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, and exchanged views on the latest developments in the region and the world.
The talks were attended by President of the Qatar Olympic Committee HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, Chief of the Amiri Diwan HE Sheikh Saoud bin Abdurrahman Al Thani, Head of the State Security Service HE Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Khulaifi and Qatar’s Ambassador to China HE Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Duhaimi.
On the Chinese side, they were attended by a number of ministers and senior officials.
Later in the evening, HH the Amir left the Beijing.
HH the Amir sent a cable to President of the People’s Republic of China in which he expressed his thanks and appreciations for the warm welcome and generous hospitality with which HH and the accompanying delegation were received.
The visit provided the opportunity to exchange views with the president on issues of mutual concern and ways to strengthen relations of friendship and strategic partnership between the two countries.
HH the Amir said the visit also reflected the mutual keenness to enhance them in the various fields for the good and interest of the two friendly peoples, wishing HE the Chinese president best of health and happiness and the friendly Chinese people continued progress and prosperity.