A promising new start to further consolidate bilateral relations, according to German experts


German experts described the development Qatar has witnessed as a success story written over many years of hard work, pointing out that Qatar has become an important player in the region and the world. Experts have affirmed that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani’s visit to Germany will mark a new beginning in relations between the two countries, especially in light of the congruence of views between the two countries. in all regional and global issues, underlining the great success of Qatari diplomacy in recent times.

In an interview with Qatar News Agency (QNA), Mathias Bruggmann, editor-in-chief of the German newspaper “Handelsblatt”, said that Qatar has become one of Germany’s important players in light of the steady development of relations between the two countries, highlighting talks to work on a permanent energy cooperation agreement, the details of which could be revealed during the Emir’s visit to Berlin.
Qatari diplomacy has proven its ability to succeed in a number of cases, whether in mediating between Palestinian factions or in restoring peace in the Darfur region of western Sudan, in addition to its recent mediation in Afghanistan between the West and the Taliban to withdraw from Afghanistan, Bruggmann added. The Handelsblatt praised Qatar’s stance on the Afghan issue, saying that Qatar has not limited itself to its political role in Afghanistan of mediating between the Taliban and the West, but has also played a role in the evacuation of foreign nationals from Afghanistan, as well as in providing assistance to vulnerable groups in Afghan society to prevent the situation from worsening, commending the country’s important and commendable role.

He stressed that all German authorities welcomed Qatar’s efforts in this area, including the reception of the German Ambassador to Afghanistan Markus Putzel, explaining that the Emir’s visit to Germany and the visit of the Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action of Germany, Dr Robert Habeck, in Qatar in March, underlines the positive development of relations between the two countries, particularly in the field of gas, in the light Germany’s construction of three gas storage stations in the coming period.
Regarding the idea of ​​the book he will soon publish on Qatar, Bruggmann said that the book tells the story of Qatar’s success for 20 years, and how it has grown a lot to play this diplomatic role, economic and sporting major in the world. , pointing out that the book delves into the reasons that led to this development so that German citizens can learn more about Qatar’s efforts in various fields.
Although it is a small country, Qatar has managed to achieve great successes in all areas, the Handelsblatt added, noting that the country had long ago started to implement its National Development Vision. Qatar 2030 for development and modernization, paying attention to all future requirements above all. countries of the region and succeed in making them a reality.
With regard to the Russo-Ukrainian war, Bruggmann expected the prolongation of this war and its disastrous effects on Europe and the world in general.
Russian President Vladimir Putin started the war suddenly, not expecting the reaction of the Ukrainians and their firmness, because his goal was to form a loyal Ukrainian government in a few days and end the war, but the firmness Ukraine has made it very difficult, Bruggmann explained, pointing to Putin’s difficulty in withdrawing from the war now and showing his defeat, which foreshadows the prolongation of this war and its growing impact on the world in the period to come.
For her part, the president of the German Near and Middle East Association (NUMOV) Hélène Rang underlined, in an interview with QNA, the solidity of Qatari-German relations, particularly in the recent period, and the convergence of views on many files. Rang underlined the solidity between the two countries, adding that Dr. Habeck’s visit to Qatar proved the cooperation between the two countries. She referred to Habeck’s statements after his return from Doha, which expressed positive impressions that relations between the two countries are moving in the right direction, adding that the Emir’s visit will lead to more momentum for the two countries. relations between the two countries.
The NUMOV president criticized some negative media coverage that does not reflect the course of relations between the two countries or Qatar’s efforts in the field of world peace, pointing out that the media relies on things that are in stark contrast with reality. She welcomed Qatar’s role in the Afghan issue, whether sponsoring the negotiation process between the United States and the Taliban, evacuating all foreign nationals from Afghanistan or helping the Afghan people to improve their situation in these difficult circumstances.
The world will not forget Qatar’s pioneering role in this issue, which is a message of Qatar’s efforts to keep all parties safe, Rang said, highlighting Qatar Airways’ role during the Covid-19 crisis. and the evacuation of German citizens from a large number of countries around the world, praising the efforts made by Qatar’s national carrier. Regarding the energy file between the two countries, Rang said that about 20 years ago, HE the Chairman of the Authority for Administrative Control and Transparency and former Minister of Energy and Industry, Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah, had advised the Germans to build oil and gas storage stations. , whose advice they ignored.
After many years, they realized how late they were in setting up the storage stations, she added, pointing out that this stance proves that the two countries have long held on to each other’s interests. Rang noted that she has visited Qatar many times, where she witnessed the country’s remarkable development, learned all the facts and was always treated with respect and class in Doha.
She expressed her great joy when Qatar was declared the winner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 some 12 years ago, noting that the tremendous development in Qatar proved that the country did not disappoint her and that is looking forward to hosting an unprecedented historic World Cup in Qatar. The President of NUMOV concluded her interview by saying that the World Cup in Qatar will create great dynamics between East and West, support dialogue between the two sides and serve as a bridge for convergence between world cultures. .
In his interview with QNA, political analyst Daniel Bohmer pointed out that the Emir’s visit to Germany is a new start for relations between the two countries in light of the openness to develop them in several areas, from especially since the German-Qatari relations have been very good for a long time, welcoming the timing of the Emir’s visit and the circumstances surrounding it, which strengthened its momentum.
Bohmer explained that the war in Ukraine had created an energy crisis in Europe and Germany in particular, pointing to Qatar’s future role as Germany’s energy partner, after the Qatari and German sides have created bridges of cooperation through many past positions. which demonstrate the strength of the relationship between the two parties. German society is aware that Qatar will be Germany’s most important partner in the future, he said, pointing to Qatar’s remarkable role in the region, which no other country in the Middle East can. act as.
He underlined Europe’s great confidence in Qatar and its role in the region and in the world, highlighting Qatar’s importance on the world stage, as well as its great capacity and good relations with many countries in the world. .

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