Ottawa /Information Office/ 15 September 2015/ The Embassy of the State of Qatar in the Canadian capital, Ottawa,has hosted a meeting on visas study in Canada and visas which included ambassadors and representatives of the GCC States in Canada and a group of Canadian officials. HE Qatar's Ambassador to Canada Fahad bin Mohammad Yousuf Kafoud said the meeting held as part of the joint meeting of the GCC senior officials , which was held in Doha Qatar on 15 June , 2015 in order to establish a Gulf-Canadian partnership and strengthening relations in the field of education, study and overcome obstacles that hinder granting entry visas and permits to the GCC students . The meeting also reflected the interest of both sides to boost bilateral relations. Talks during the meeting focused on issues of common interest, notably the educational file where attendees exchanged views on plans and objectives of all parties and agreed on a mechanism for continuous coordination in order to overcome obstacles and achieve the desired objectives . The meeting was attended by the GCC Ambassadors in Ottawa as well as resident and non-resident cultural attaches to Canada while it was attended from the Canadian side by Mark Gwozdecky , Assistant Undersecretary for Middle East and Maghreb Bureau Affairs at Canadian Foreign Ministry as well as other officials from Ministries of Foreign trade , Development and immigration and Canadian citizenship .