Doha / Information Office / April 21
HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met here today with the delegation of the Qatari-European Friendship Group led by HE Head of the Group Ramona Manescu.
Discussions during the meeting dealt with relations and prospects for joint cooperation between the State of Qatar and the European Union and means to strengthen them as well as coordination of positions towards regional and international issues.
HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs briefed the delegation on developments of the Gulf crisis, Qatar's efforts to combat extremism and terrorism, and reviewed ways to bolster the cooperation between the State of Qatar and the European Union to enhance security in the region and the world.
His Excellency also briefed the European delegation on the measures taken by the State of Qatar to improve the conditions of employment with the International Labor Organization (ILO) testimony.
Qatari-European Friendship Group was launched at the European Parliament in October 2012. It includes European members from different parties interested in the role of the State of Qatar and its foreign, developmental, educational and other policies.
The main objective of the Group is to strengthen relations between the European Parliament, in particular, the European Union in general and the State of Qatar in various fields, to defend mutual interests and promote bilateral cooperation by organizing meetings and mutual visits between the two sides.