His Highness the Amir visits the UK

24 July 2018

On 22nd July 2018, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, headed a Qatari delegation on an official visit to the United Kingdom. The visit aimed to strengthen friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries.

HH the Amir first visited the City of London where he met with the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Charles Bowman and the Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, Rona Fairhead, as well as senior business figures.

HH the Amir then met with UK government officials to discuss security and defence cooperation. He attended meetings with Secretary of State for the Home Department, Sajid Javid, and Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson.

On 24th July, HH the Amir met with Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street. They discussed efforts to combat terrorism and its financing, and cooperation in the areas of the economy, trade, investment, health and sport. They also signed of a letter of intent for collaboration in combatting terrorism between the governments of the State of Qatar and the United Kingdom.

HH the Amir’s visit to the UK confirmed the long history of cooperation and mutual respect between the two countries.