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H.H. Sheikha Moza and Qatar’s Minister of State for Defense Affairs Attend Graduation of Qatari West Point Student

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser and His Excellency Minister of State for Defense Affairs, Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah attended the graduation ceremony of Qatari graduate Mr. Abdulrahman Al Hinzab at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mr. Hinzab is the second Qatari to have graduated from West Point. He earned a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering. Vice President Joe Biden provided the ceremony’s commencement speech.


Embassy Publishes Second Issue of "Q" Magazine

The Embassy of the State of Qatar published the second issue of "Q" magazine. The magazine tackled culture and art and how they are defined by people and their communities. In the opening remarks, Ambassador Mohammed Al-Kuwari wrote: "Q [...] gives an inside view of Qatar's long-held affinity and appreciation for art in its most diverse senses, showing how people across the country are blending Qatar's ancient traditions with our thriving modernity." He added: " Art is intrinsic to our national identity as Qataris." To recieve an issue of Q magazine, please contact the embassy here.


Qatar Reiterates Rejection of Violent Extremism and Support for Efforts to Eradicate it

During the High Level Thematic Conversation on Children and Youth Affected by Violent Extremism, which was held at the U.N. headquarters, HE Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani reiterated that Qatar rejects all forms of violent extremism, which has precarious effects on children and youth. He stated that eradicating terrorism requires a collective commitment and a long-term strategy to address the root causes, while taking into account the particular environments affected by extremism.


Qatari Foreign Minister Stresses Need For Common Political Action to Resolve Current Global Crises

Qatar will give 10 billion USD to humanitarian and development programs across the world in the coming decade, according to His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. The Minister made the announcement on the final day of the inaugural World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey. Speaking at the summit, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said almost half of the funds would be used for education initiatives to help curb the spread of extremism, violence and “loss of hope,” QNA reported.


World Leaders Attend the 16th Annual Doha Forum

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani joined leaders from across the world at the 16th Annual Doha Forum, focusing on promoting stability and prosperity around the globe. The Doha Forum featured prominent intellectual and political leaders, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, President of the UN General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft, and Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. The three-day forum brought together diverse perspectives to discuss how nations can unite in combatting global threats. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with local and international research and study centers, organized the forum





Qatar Adopts Individual Partnership and Cooperation Program with NATO

HE Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al-Thani, Qatar's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission of the State of Qatar to the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), presented to Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary General of NATO, a document of individual partnership and cooperation program between the State Qatar and NATO, which was adopted by the State of Qatar.


Chief of Staff of the Qatari Armed Forces Meets US Officials

HE the Chief of Staff the Qatari Armed Forces Major General Pilot Ghanem bin Shaheen Al Ghanem met separately on Monday with each of Vice-Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul Silva, Vice Chief of Staff of the US Air Force Gen. David Goldfein and Director of the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency Gen. Joseph Rexy on the occasion of his visit to the United States. Talks during the meetings dealt with military relations between the State of Qatar and the United States and ways of enhancing them.