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The Embassy of Qatar in Berlin

Contact

Address: Hagenstrasse 56, 14193 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: +49 30 8620 60

Fax: +49 30 8620 6150

Email: info@embassy-qatar.de

www.botschaft-katar.de/en/

The Ambassador

Amb. Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

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Accreditation date
09/03/2017

Details
Date of Birth: 19th February 1970

Education
1993 | bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University, New Mexico, USA
2003 | master’s degree in Sports Management from University of Lyon, France

Languages
Arabic, English

Professional career
2002 | joined the Qatari Armed Forces, National Command
2002-2015 | worked in the Development of Sports at the State of Qatar and served as Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee
2011 | held several International Leading Sports Positions as Vice President of the International Fencing Federation and member of the International Olympic Committee for Sports and Sustainability
2011-2016 | President of the Qatari Basketball Federation

History

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The political relations of Qatar to the Federal Republic of Germany have traditionally been good and have further improved through continuous high-level diplomatic visits: Chancellor Merkel visited Doha in the first half of 2010, in the second half of that year Hamad bin khalifa Al Thani came on state visit to Germany.

In April 2013, former Qatar Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani visited Berlin, in June 2013, the former German Foreign Minister Westerwelle traveled to Qatar for the Fourth time. The Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyad visited Berlin last in August 2013 and in March 2014. Due to Qatar’s dedicated foreign policy, the country is an important partner for Germany. In 2013, Germany and Qatar celebrated the 40th anniversary of their bilateral Relations.