11 Apr 2012

Qatar's Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit Fiji

8:21 am on 11 April 2012

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for Qatar, Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah will visit Fiji this week.

Dr Al-Attiyah was invited to Fiji by the interim Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.

Fiji and Qatar established diplomatic relations in 2010, and both countries have contributed troops to a UN Mission in Lebanon.

Both countries are also members of the Asia-Pacific Group in New York and have cooperated on a number of important UN matters.

During his visit Dr Al-Attiyah will meet with senior government officials and members of the private sector, and will also discuss areas of cooperation between the two countries.