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18 October 2011 11:01 am

Qatar, Macedonia sign deals

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President of the Republic of Macedonia Dr Gjorge Ivanov conferred on the Emir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the 8th of September Medal, the highest medal in the Republic in appreciation to his efforts for enhancing ties of cooperation between the two countries. The ceremony was attended by the Deputy Premier and Chief of the Emiri Diwan H E Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah. The Emir and the Macedonian President witnessed the signing ceremonies of a set of agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) between the two countries. The two sides signed a cooperation agreement in the cultural field, another on organising the use of Macedonian laborers in Qatar and a third one on encouragement and protection of mutual investments. A MoU in education was also signed. The two sides also signed an agreement on air services, another on setting up a joint business council between the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI) and Macedonia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and a similar cooperation agreement on joint news exchage between Qatar News Agency (QNA) and the Macedonian Information Agency(MIA). http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/qatar/169560-qatar-macedonia-sign-deals.html