HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko presided over a round of talks between Qatar and Belarus here yesterday.
At the talks, which were held at the Belarus presidential palace here, the two sides reviewed bilateral relations and discussed a set of regional and international issues.
HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko holding talks at the presidential palace in Minsk
Following the talks, HH the Emir and the Belarus president witnessed the signing of an agreement between the governments of Qatar and Belarus to set up a joint committee.
The agreement was signed for Qatar by HE the Minister of Business and Trade Sheikh Fahd bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Abdulrahman al-Thani, while Foreign Minister Sergey Martynov signed on behalf of Belarus.
Prior to the official talks the Emir and the Belarus president held a meeting in the presence of the members of the official delegation.
The talks were attended on the Qatari side by HE the Minister of
HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, HE the Minister of Economy and Finance Yo usef Hussein Kamal and HE the Director of HH the Emir’s Office Sheikha Hind bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani attending a meeting in Minsk
Economy and Finance Yousef Hussein Kamal, HE the chief of the Emiri Diwan Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Saud al-Thani, HE the Minister of State for Energy and Industry Affairs Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Saddah, HE the Minister of Business and Trade Sheikh Fahd bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Abdulrahman al-Thani, HE the Minister of State for International Co-operation Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah, and HE the Director of HH the Emir’s Office Sheikha Hind bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.
Dr. Ibrahim al-Ibrahim, the Economic Adviser at the Emiri Diwan who is also the secretary general of the Development Planning General Secretariat, Ambassador Ibrahim Abdulrahman al-Mighiseib, the Assistant Director of the European and American Affairs Department at the Foreign Ministry, Qatar’s ambassador to Belarus and Mansour Ibrahim al-Mahmoud, the office director of the executive officer (chairman) of Qatar Investment Authority also attended the talks.
On the Belarus side First Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko, the board chairman of the Belarus Bank Petr Prokopovich, Foreign Minister Sergey Martynov, Minister of Sports and Tourism Aleksandr Grigorov, the Minister of Culture Vladimir Matveychuk, Minister of Industry Anatoliy Rusetskiy, Minister of Information Vladimir Rusakevich, chairman of the military industry authority Nikolay Azmatov, the aide (Assistant) to Belarus President Valentine Rybacov, the Belarus president’s aide (assistant) to national security Viktor Lukashenko and director of the African and Asian Affairs Department at the Foreign Ministry Konstantin Rezhosky attended the talks.
Earlier a red-carpet reception was accorded to the Emir upon his arrival at the presidential palace where the president of Belarus and a number of Belarus ministers and senior officials welcomed him.
Later yesterday the Emir attended the dinner banquet hosted by the president at the presidential palace.
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