Qatar to Open Embassy in the Czech Republic

Qatar will open an embassy in the Czech Republic in the coming months, Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani said in a joint press conference with Czech President Milos Zeman yesterday.

The Czech Republic opened its embassy in Doha earlier this year.

Al Thani, who is on an official visit to Prague, said he is looking forward to Zeman’s visit to Doha, which is preparing for the launch of the FIFA World Cup next month.

He added that he discussed with his Czech counterpart the development of mutual economic relations.

Al Thani reiterated Qatar’s clear position to resolve all disputes through dialogue and diplomacy.

“As far as economic questions are concerned, we signed an agreement on economic cooperation today, as well as a letter of commitment to sign an agreement on the protection of investments after the latter is ratified by the European Commission,” President Zemen said.

Al Thani ended his visit to Czechia prematurely after Brussels didn’t approve his attendance at Thursday’s summit of the European Political Community platform.

According to Deník N, the sheik wanted to become an official participant in the summit and attend a gala dinner for about 50 political leaders.

He reportedly left before 10 p.m. on Wednesday, after his request was turned down by EU leaders, despite efforts from the Czech side to find a compromise.

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