Doha: Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, met Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, on 8th November. The meeting of both the leaders took place at the Emiri Diwan . Both leaders exprssed concern over the Israel-Hamas conflict.
At the opening of the meeting, the Emir expressed his warm welcome to the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his accompanying delegation in Doha. He wished the relations between the two countries would further reach new heights in future.
He also said that Qatar wants friendly relations with all the countries of the world.
At the meeting, the Dutch Prime Minister also expressed his thanks for the warm reception by the Qatar government, and he appreciated the efforts of Qatar’s Emir for the development of the State of Qatar .
He also praised the effort of Qatar to bring the stability regionally and internationally, especially with regard to the situation in Gaza.
During the session, along with other issues, bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and ways to strengthen them were thoroughly discussed. Moreover, several developments of common interest were also discussed, especially related to developments in the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories and joint efforts to reach a ceasefire and bring in humanitarian aid for the people who have been struck in the conflict zone.
The session was also attended by many other high dignitaries, including Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Saud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Head of the Amiri Diwan, Mr Mohammed bin Ahmed Al-Misnad, Advisor to the Emir for National Security, and a number of senior officials.
From the Dutch side, the meeting was attended by Mr Geoffrey van Leeuwen, National Security Advisor, Sirk Nauwen, Director of the Government Information Service; Mark Gerritsen, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Region, and a number of officials of the delegation accompanying the Dutch Prime Minister.