(MENAFN- Gulf Times)
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will meet Sunday with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz who will arrive in Doha on an official visit to Qatar.
His Highness the Amir and the German chancellor will discuss bilateral relations and ways to strengthen them in various fields, in addition to the most prominent regional and international issues of common concern.
The German chancellor's visit reflects the strong and distinguished relations between Qatar and Germany, and the keenness of the leaders of both countries to develop and push forward the bilateral co-operation and partnership between the countries to new horizons in various fields, in order to serve the common interests of the friendly countries.
Qatar and Germany enjoy strong and deep-rooted friendship and partnership based on mutual trust and common interests.
The relationship has spanned decades of co-operation in the political, economic, trade and investment fields, and there is an ongoing dialogue and continuous consultation between the two sides on political co-ordination regarding regional issues as well as international files.
The two countries are linked by several economic agreements and memorandums of understanding, most notably the Agreement on Mutual Promotion and Protection of Investments, agreements in the fields of industry, trade, health, culture, sports, archaeology, solar energy, civil aviation and air transport, and the agreement to establish a joint committee for commercial, economic and technical co-operation, which has organised many sessions over the past years.
It is expected that the relations between the two countries will witness wider prospects in the coming period, especially in light of the agreements and memorandums of understanding signed between the countries and the momentum that has been reflected in the high-level visits between Doha and Berlin, the most recent of which is the working visit of His Highness the Amir to Germany on May 20, 2022.
During the visit, the two sides discussed relations between the friendly countries and ways of bolstering them at all levels, including the fields of education, economy, investment, energy and defence.
The visit also touched on the latest international developments and issues of common concern.
In addition, Germany Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Dr Robert Habeck visited Doha in March 2022.
During His Highness the Amir's visit to Germany, the two countries signed a joint declaration of intent to strengthen co-operation in energy.
The agreement is based on the successful and continuous dialogue between Qatar and Germany, and is expected to expand further into an energy partnership by building trade relations in the field of liquefied natural gas that serves the interests of the countries and achieves their ambitions in climate action.
The partnership is expected to promote diversification in Germany's energy supply through LNG imports from Qatar, while facilitating bilateral co-operation in hydrogen and renewable energies.
The energy partnership between Qatar and Germany will support the high-level dialogue on various energy topics, build bridges between the countries and bring together stakeholders from the public and private sectors.
Germany is a strategic partner of Qatar and an important destination for Qatari investments which amounted to about 25bn euros.
These investments include vital projects in the automotive, information technology and banking sectors.
The pace of these investments has increased, especially following the historic visit of His Highness the Amir to Germany in 2018, during which His Highness announced the intention of Qatar to inject investments worth 10bn euros into the German economy over the next five years.
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