Foreign Ministries of Ukraine and Qatar agree on regular political consultations

Foreign Ministries of Ukraine and Qatar agree on regular political consultations

In Doha, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Qatar held a third round of political consultations, co-chaired by Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Senik and Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar Ahmed Al-Hammadi.

This was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

"The parties discussed steps to further develop Ukrainian-Qatari cooperation in the political, trade, investment, cultural and humanitarian sectors," the report reads.

The interlocutors praised the sustainable growth rate of trade turnover, which in 2020 reached a record level in the history of bilateral relations – USD 139 million.

Food security of Qatar was also discussed during the consultations.

"Ukraine is ready to help ensure food security in Qatar and expand supplies of high-quality agricultural products and food to the Qatari market," Senik said.

The Ukrainian diplomat thanked Qatar's partners for providing humanitarian medical assistance to Ukraine to counter the spread of COVID-19 in 2020.

The parties also discussed the development of a legal framework and cooperation within international organizations.

They agreed to continue the practice of holding political consultations between the foreign ministries of the two countries on a regular basis.

As a reminder, the previous round of political consultations between the Foreign Ministries of Ukraine and Qatar took place in Kyiv in April 2019.


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