Embassy of the State of Qatar: Celebrating anniversary of Qatar’s National Day

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IO, Jakarta – The Embassy of the State of Qatar celebrates the anniversary of Qatar’s 2019 National Day for the accession of Sheikh Jassim bin Mohamed bin Thani, the Founder of the State of Qatar, to the rule of the country; the event took place at Dian Ballroom, Raffles Hotel Jakarta on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

The celebration was attended by HE Mr. Amer bin Mohammed Al-Theyab, the Charge d’Affaires ad interim of the Embassy of Qatar, Qatari residents living in Indonesia and diplomats from friendly countries; it was also attended by several Indonesian officials, including representatives from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, HE Mr. Nadiem Anwar Makarim, the Minister of Education and Culture.

In his opening remarks in Arabic, the Ambassador of Qatar mentioned that the state of Qatar and the Republic of Indonesia have historical ties and common points of views on the positions and harmony of their vision, and likewise the aspiration for incessant development, freedom, and promotion of all rights of people. Mr. Amer further said that the state of Qatar has been keen to strengthen economic and investment relations with its sister, the Republic of Indonesia. This investment is manifested through the establishment of Indosat Oredoo, Qatar National Bank (QNB), Nebras Power and Matahari.

In his remarks, the representative of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, Minister of Education and Culture HE Mr. Nadiem Anwar Makarim expressed his joy at participating in the celebration of the National Day of Qatar, and on behalf of the government and people of Indonesia he congratulated the Government and the people of Qatar on the celebration of Qatar’s National Day 2019. As one of the important partners of Indonesia, Qatar is the destination of more than 27,000 Indonesian expatriates, and they have made a great contribution to Qatar’s development; that is encouraging for both countries to increase their cooperation. Both Qatar and Indonesia have a vision, and the vision should strengthen the bilateral trade which now reaches almost one billion USD.

Nadiem Makarim further said, “Indonesia is planning to develop its new capital in Kalimantan, and that opens the opportunity for both countries to cooperate to develop infrastructure. Besides, the two governments are expected to improve the human development sector, which is still wide-open.

The celebration was then followed by a cake-cutting by the Qatari Ambassador, Minister of Education and Culture and the prominent guests from friendly countries. (OHW)