14 Sep 2017 - 12:50
Emir to visit Turkey, Germany and France
Doha: The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will embark on a working visit on Thursday to Turkey, Germany and France.
The Emir will begin his visit to the Turkish capital of Ankara, where he will meet with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and will hold talk on bilateral relations and developments in the regional and international arenas, including the Gulf crisis.
Erdogan has been a major supporter of Doha since June 5, when Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt cut ties and blockaded Qatar.
In a show of solidarity, Turkey has also sent cargo ships and hundreds of planes loaded with food to break the blockade. Ankara has also a military base in Qatar.
On Friday, the Emir will hold talks in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the prospects of cooperation between the two friendly countries and ways to develop them, in addition to the latest regional and international developments, primarily the Gulf crisis.
The Emir will also visit Paris, the French capital, where he will meet with President Emmanuel Macron to discuss with him ways to enhance joint cooperation between the two friendly countries, in addition to the Gulf crisis and issues of common concern.