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Posted On: 10 August 2008 08:19 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:08 pm

Tamim meets Chinese VP; ties strengthened

Khalifa Al Haroon
Khalifa Al Haroon
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HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, who is also Chairman of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), met at the Guest Palace here yesterday Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping. They reviewed ties of co-operation and discussed ways of boosting them in all fields. The meeting was attended by HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani, director of the Heir Apparent’s office, and HE Abdullah Abdulrahman al-Muftah, Qatar’s Ambassador to China. The vice president said China wants to expand co-operation in a number of areas with Qatar. This year marks the 20th anniversary of full diplomatic relations between the two countries. China hopes to expand co-operation with Qatar in energy, investment, infrastructure and education, Xi said. Sheikh Tamim agreed with Xi and congratulated China for the opening of the Beijing Olympic Games. - Agencies