Azerbaijan, Qatar signed documents UPDATE

An official welcoming ceremony has been held for Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, who is on an official visit in Azerbaijan.

A guard of honor was arranged for the Emir of the State of Qatar in the square decorated with the national flags of the two countries.

The chief of the guard of honor reported to President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev welcomed Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.

The chief of the guard of honor reported to the Emir of the State of Qatar.

The national anthems of the State of Qatar and the Republic of Azerbaijan were played.

President Ilham Aliyev and Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani reviewed the guard of honor.

The Emir of the State of Qatar saluted Azerbaijani soldiers.

State and government officials of the Republic of Azerbaijan were introduced to Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, and members of the Qatari delegation were introduced to President Ilham Aliyev.

The guard of honor marched in front of the heads of state to the accompaniment of a military march.

The President of Azerbaijan and the Emir of the State of Qatar posed for official photos.

Following the official welcoming ceremony President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani have held an expanded meeting.

Following the expanded meeting President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani have met in private.

The development of the political relations between the two countries was hailed at the meeting. The sides said there was good potential for enhancing the economic ties. They noted that the visit would contribute to the strengthening of relations.

Issues of mutual interest were discussed at the meeting.

A ceremony of signing documents between Azerbaijan and Qatar has been held with participation of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.

Chairman of Azerbaijan State Customs Committee Aydin Aliyev and Qatar`s Minister of Transport Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti signed “Memorandum of Understanding between the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the General Authority of Customs of the State of Qatar on cooperation in the field of professional retraining and improvement of professional skills”.

Azerbaijani Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov and Qatar`s Minister of Transport Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti signed “Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of transport between the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the State of Qatar”.

Azerbaijani Finance Minister Samir Sharifov and Qatari Finance Minister Ali Shareef Al Emadi signed “Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the area of budget and fiscal matters between the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Finance of the State of Qatar”.

Azerbaijani Minister of Agriculture Heydar Asadov and Qatari Finance Minister Ali Shareef Al Emadi signed “Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of agriculture between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Qatar”.

Azerbaijani Minister of Education Mikayil Jabbarov and Qatar`s Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali “Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of education, higher education and scientific research between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Qatar”.

Azerbaijani Foreign Affairs Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Qatar`s Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani signed “Agreement for cooperation in the legal field between the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Justice of the State of Qatar”.

Azerbaijani Foreign Affairs Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Qatar`s Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani signed “Protocol on amendments to the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Qatar on the abolition of visa requirements for their respective nationals who hold diplomatic and special passports”.

Azerbaijani Foreign Affairs Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Qatar`s Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani signed “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Qatar on establishment of Joint Economic, Trade and Technical Commission”.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has hosted a dinner reception in honor of Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.

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