Qatar PM Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani greets A&B PM Gaston Browne.
Qatar PM Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani greets A&B PM Gaston Browne.

PM Browne forges closer ties with Qatar, urges relief for Haiti

By Admin Wednesday October 12 2016 in Caribbean
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DOHA: Antigua & Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, has urged the Government of Qatar to provide assistance in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

Browne travelled to Doha, Qatar last week to meet with the Prime Minister of Qatar, Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani and the Cultural Adviser at the Emiri Diwan, Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kawari, to raise awareness about the impact of the storm and provide assistance where possible.

Browne also declared Caribbean support for Dr. Al Kawari’s candidature for the post of UNESCO Director-General, describing him as the “strongest candidate” for the post.

Browne stated that his government wants to build strong and deep-rooted relations with Qatar based on mutual understanding and increasing cooperation across many fields. At preceding meetings held in Doha, he discussed potential bilateral agreements with the Qatari Government to further strengthen these relations.

Browne cited Antigua & Barbuda’s stability and status as a popular tourist destination as reasons for Quataris to invest in the Caribbean nation. He also said Antigua & Barbuda is working hard to put infrastructure and legislation into place to ensure the stability and protection of foreign investment.

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