QATAR: Ambassadors hail ‘milestone’ in Arab world history

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has received the greetings of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, and the Iranian President on his assumption of power in Qatar. The greetings were conveyed by Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, during a meeting with the Emir at Al Bahr Palace yesterday. The Iranian foreign minister underlined the importance of developing bilateral relations between the two countries.

A number of Arab ambassadors in Qatar have praised HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani’ s assumption of the reins of power in Qatar, which paves the way to pursue the development and growth process framed by HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, giving the country its distinguished international position.

The smooth transfer of power by HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani to HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is seen as “unprecedented” in the history of the Arab world and should be a source of pride, the Arab envoys said in statements to Qatar News Agency .

The Sudanese Ambassador to Qatar, Yasser Khalaf Allah Khadir, has extended his country’s congratulations to HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on assuming the reins of power. He said that through this step, HH the Father Emir has sent a message to all world leaders of exemplary transition of power.

The bilateral relations between Qatar and Sudan have reached a higher level in various areas during HH the Father Emir’s era, he said, stressing the significant role being played by the State of Qatar on the Darfur crisis and many other issues in Sudan and the region.

Qatar’s new leadership will contribute effectively to the Sudanese issues, and to the issue of Darfur in particular, based on its wise policy in this regard, he said.

Palestine’s ambassador Munir Ghannam said that the initiative of HH the Father Emir in the transfer of power to HH Sheikh Tamim was a “milestone” in the history of governance in the Arab world in a civilized manner unlike the traditional way , which he added does not respect the will of the people.

The Tunisian ambassador Mohamed al-Munther al-Dharif said the step of transfer of reins of power to HH Sheikh Tamim was a pride for all Arabs.

He added that Tunisia highly appreciated the distinguished ties with Qatar, which he added as strategic since the era of HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, stressing  that these ties would continue and further strengthen with HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

For his part, Egypt’s ambassador in Doha Mohamed Mursi praised the remarkable transition of power in Qatar by HH the Father to HH  Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

He commended the achievements made by HH the Father Emir which turned Qatar into a modern and advanced State politically, economically, socially and culturally. The Egyptian ambassador also praised the strong ties between his country and Qatar.

Reported by: Caye Global News, Gulf Times/QNA

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