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Germany Foreign Ministerís Visit to Abu Dhabi and Doha

June 05th, 2014
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News from Berlin - The German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier has recently paid a visit in the Middle East. After having visited Beirut, Lebanon, he continued his stay in the region, where on May 31st and June 1st 2014 he held official meetings with political leaders of the Persian Gulf.  

Steinmeier met several officials in Abu Dhabi, including Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan and his counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, while in Doha he met the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and the Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs, Khaled al-Attiyah. The talks focused mainly on strengthening bilateral relations through implementing a new German-Qatari educational project - according to which some of the secondary schools in Doha will join the German PASCH (Schools: Partners for the Future) program. In addition to this, other significant issues were discussed, such as the Iranian nuclear program as well as the Syrian civil war and ways of improvement the humanitarian situation there.

The leaders took a look on economic and investment exchange between the states. They also agreed on holding regular German-Qatari and German-Emirati meetings in framework of a high-level working group’s activity. The group was said to be established soon and will be a forum for the political dialogue that aims to complement meetings on the ministerial level.

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