(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar yesterday condemned the decision of Guatemala to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Guatemala's decision was null and illegal and a deviation from the international consensus which was reflected in the UN General Assembly's rejection by a two-thirds majority to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The ministry expressed the hope that Guatemala would review its decision and support the Palestinian right. The statement reaffirmed Qatar's firm and long-standing stance in supporting the Palestinian cause and the steadfastness of the brotherly Palestinian people based on the resolutions of international legitimacy and the two-state solution, ensuring the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Sudan honours Qatar
armed forces chief
Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir yesterday met in Khartoum with HE the Chief of Staff of the Qatari Armed Forces Major General Pilot Ghanem bin Shaheen al-Ghanem. The Sudanese president conferred the First Class Order of Two Niles on al-Ghanem in recognition of his role in enhancing military co-operation between the two countries. Al-Ghanem also met Sudanese Defence Minister General Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf and reviewed bilateral relations in military fields, training and co-operation. He also participated in a tripartite meeting with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar and the chief of the Joint Staff of Sudan Lt Gen Imad-Eddin Mustafa Adawi. During his visit to Sudan, al-Ghanem inaugurated the headquarters of the military attache in Khartoum.