Daily Archives: September 11, 2012

Algerian President Receives Message from HH the Emir of Qatar

Algiers, September 11 (QNA) – Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Tuesday received a verbal message from HH the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani on bilateral ties between the two countries and means of enhancing and developing them.
The message was delivered by HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani as President Bouteflika met him on Tuesday.
At the outset of the meeting, HE the Premier and Foreign Minister conveyed to President  Bouteflika the greetings of HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and their wishes of health and success and stability, progress and prosperity to the people of Algeria.
For his part, the Algerian president asked  HE the Premier and Foreign Minister  to convey sincere wishes to HH the Emir and HH the Heir Apparent, and wished the government and the people of Qatar more growth and development.
The meeting was attended by members of the delegation accompanying HE the prime minister and foreign minister. The Algerian President held a luncheon in honor of HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, and Their Excellencies members of the accompanying delegation. (QNA)

HE Qatar’s Premier Meets Algerian Prime Minister

Algiers, September 11 (QNA) – HE Qatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani, met here on Tuesday with Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal. During the meeting, the two sides discussed means of enhancing bilateral relations and bolstering them in all fields, in addition to other international and regional issues of mutual concern.
The delegation accompanying HE the prime minister attended the meeting along with a number of other Algerian ministers.
HE Qatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani arrived here earlier  Tuesday afternoon on a visit to Algeria.

Qatari Premier Leaves Algeria

Qatar’s Prime Minister and foreign Minister HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani left Algeria today after a short visit.
HE the Premier and Foreign Minister and his accompanying delegation were seen off on departure at  Hoary Boumediene International Airport by  Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal,  Minister of Foreign Affairs  Mourad Medelci, and Qatar’s Ambassador to Algeria HE Abdullah Nasser Abdullah Al-Humaidi.

HE Qatar’s Premier Arrives in Algiers

HE Qatar’s  Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani arrived here on Tuesday for a visit to Algeria. HE the Qatari Premier and Foreign Minister and his accompanying delegation were welcomed upon arrival at Houari Boumediene International Airport by Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, Foreign Minister  Mourad Medelci  and Qatar’s Ambassador to Algeria HE Abdullah Nasser Abdullah Al-Himaidi.  (QNA)

QRC, University of Calgary Qatar Sign MoU on Emergency Training Program

Doha, September 11 (QNA) – The University of Calgary-Qatar (UCQ), has joined hands with the Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) and the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC)  by signing a memorandum of understanding, to provide a 10-day training course titled:  “Health Emergencies in Large Populations (H.E.L.P.)” It will be held at QRC headquarters on October 8 – 19, 2012. The course targets individuals of the health sector including Doctors, Nurses, Nutritionists, Environmental Engineers, Epidemiologists, Public Health Professionals and relief workers who work in natural disasters and conflict prone countries.
Over the years, this training was held in several countries in Latin American, Asia, Western and Eastern Europe and Africa. The first-ever H.E.L.P. course in the Middle East was held in Qatar last year and hosted by UCQ.
QRC believes in the need to build capacities in the field of Health Relief. We strive to hone the skills and abilities of our volunteers and teams who work in the field of relief and refugee camps,” commented  Saleh Ali Al Mohannadi (QRC Secretary General).” Since the launch of H.E.L.P. course in 1986 by ICRC, it is considered of great importance, as it aims at upgrading professionalism in humanitarian assistance programs conducted in emergency situations. It addresses key challenges related to public health within specific context.
Our annual training programs along with the H.E.L.P. course constitutes a great addition to our workers’ skills as the core of this program is to provide comprehensive knowledge of modern scientific methods in camp management and preservation of public health within the camp, where thousands of people navigate.”  Al Mohannadi added.
“We are honored to be a part of this humanitarian cause,” stated Associate Dean Dr. Kim Critchley, who represented UCQ in the signing ceremony. The two-week course will cover topics on Planning, Nutrition and Economic Security, Environmental Health, Infectious Diseases control, Health services and Systems management, Forensic Sciences, International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Protection of affected populations.
“As nurses, our students have to be trained to be prepared for any and every possible situation where their skills and knowledge may be required.  This includes international emergencies that may take them to war zones or natural disasters. The H.E.L.P. course is an excellent opportunity to get that training.” Critchley added.
Dr. Eric Brenner, Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of South Carolina, who was one of the instructors in the first course offering stated:  “”The benefits of this course go beyond the materials that are presented in class. What you also get is a bonding and development of team spirit and collaboration of people from different countries, who after all, may have to work together in a humanitarian crisis.
” QRC views this upcoming training program with great significance not only for the benefits it yields, but also as a preparation phase to develop next year’s H.E.L.P. course that will be conducted in Arabic for the first time. QRC has already translated the training course manual which will be ready in December.
parties were invited to attend the training course including: Professionals from the Red Crescent Societies in the Gulf region, Arab Doctors Union, Doctors Across Continents, in addition to other stakeholders in Qatar such as, the Civil Defense, Al-Likhwiya, Army Medical Unit, Health Supreme Council, Hamad Medical Corporation and others. (QNA)

Qatar, Sudan Sign Joint Agreement on Archaeological Field

Doha, September 11 (QNA) – Qatar and Sudan on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement in the archaeological field. Chief Executive Officer of the Qatari-Sudanese Excavations Project Abdullah Al Najjar said in a press conference following the signing ceremony that this agreement comes within the framework of the Qatar – Sudanese joint Excavations Project for developing the archaeological work in several locations in the Republic of Sudan, including the River Nile and the Northern states. He added that the Sudanese -Qatari cooperation in the archaeological field work is a culmination of a determined effort by both sides, as they come within the framework of the distinguished Qatari-Sudanese ties in political, economic and cultural areas. ”   
He said the efforts of cooperation between Qatar and Sudan began since the visit of HE Sheikha Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani, Chairperson Board of Trustees of Qatar Museums Authority, to Sudan in February 2011, and the visit by  HE Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed bin Ali Al Thani, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Qatar Museums Authority and Abdullah Najjar CEO of Qatari-Sudanese excavations project to Sudan where the delegation visited the archaeological areas.
Within the framework of the joint efforts Qatar has provided logistical support to about 27 foreign missions working in the field of activating tourism and archeology and restoration of the pyramids in each of the Sudan’s River Nile State and Northern State, he noted.
The signing ceremony held at the Museum of Islamic Art, was attended by HE Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed bin Ali Al Thani, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Qatar Museums Authority and Chairman of the Project Joint Committee, while on the Sudanese side it was attended by Dr. Mustafa Osman Ismail, the Adviser to Sudanese President and the chairman of the Sudanese side.(QNA)

Doha Bank Plans Seminars in Qatar, Kuwait and UAE

Doha, September 11 (QNA) – Doha Bank is holding a series of three exclusive regional knowledge-sharing seminars in Doha, Kuwait and Dubai in the presence of HE the governor of Qatar Central bank Sheikh Abdullah Saud Al Thani. The seminars will include expert submissions from Doha Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Axis International Insurance, Cunningham Lindsey Loss Adjusters and Leytham & Partners Joint Ventures specialists. The list of attendees will include Managing Director of Doha Bank Sheikh Abdul Rehman bin Mohamad bin Jabor Al Thani.
With more than three decades of banking experience in Doha, Doha Bank’s CEO, R Seetharaman commented, “Doha Bank has a history of sharing business knowledge throughout the region as a key differentiator to reach out and help business customers to understand the complexities of the local and regional business climate. At Doha Bank we aim to be proactive in promoting knowledge to facilitate economic cooperation and cross border investment opportunities across the GCC and other regions in the world.”
At the three regional seminars, speakers will include Doha Bank’s CEO, R Seetharaman; Global Emerging Markets’ Economist for Wells Fargo’s International Group, Aryam Vzquez; Technical Director, Construction, Axis International Middle East; Ian C Golt; Senior Loss Adjuster at Cunningham Lindsey LLC, Carl Roberts; and Counsel at Latham & Watkins LLP, a premier global law firm in Qatar, Ahmad Anani,
Doha Bank’s CEO, R. Seetharaman, is to open the debate at all three regional seminars as the keynote speaker by citing the current issues that dominate the region. Next Aryam Vzquez will talk on the subject of ‘How infrastructure projects will change the GCC economies’, followed by Ian C Golt, General Manager of Axis International on ‘Risk identification in insurance’. Finally Carl Roberts, Senior Loss Adjuster at Cunningham Lindsey, will speak on  Risk Solutions  and lastly, Ahmad Anani, Counsel at Leytham & Partners will talk on ‘How to structure a successful JV in Qatar’.
Doha Bank’s knowledge  sharing seminars stand out as leading market barometers of the current financial market and are traditionally welcomed by local and regional business leaders. (QNA)

Al-Attiyah Meets Indian Minister of Environment

New Delhi, September 11 (QNA) – HE the Chairman of Administrative Control and Transparency Authority Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, who is also the President of the Climate Change Conference (COP-18) and the President of the Supreme Committee of the summit met here on Tuesday with Indian Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan.
During the meeting, they discussed the most important issues of common interest, in addition to issues related to the eighteenth climate change conference and the on ongoing preparations for holding it in Doha end of November.
The meeting was attended by HE Qatar’s Ambassador in New Delhi Hassan Mohammed Rafea Al-Emadi and the members of the delegation accompanying HE Al-Attiyah.  Chairman of Qatar’s ACTA HE Al-Attiyah Meets Indian Minister of Power

Chairman of Qatar’s Administrative Control and Transparency Authority HE Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, who is also the President of the Climate Change Conference (COP-18)  and the President of the Supreme Committee of the summit, met here on Tuesday with India’s Minister of Corporate Affairs and Minister of  Power, Moodbidri Veerappa Moily.
Both sides discussed, during their meeting, top issues of mutual concern and means of enhancing ties of joint  cooperation in Electricity and Water-related fields.
HE Qatar’s ambassador to India, Hassan bin Mohamed Rafeia al-Emadi and HE Al Attiyah’s accompanying delegation, attended the meeting. (QNA)

HH the Emir Opens Arab Forum on Asset Recovery

Doha, September 11 (QNA) – HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani patronized the opening of the Arab Forum on Asset Recovery, which kicked off at the St. Regis Doha Hotel on Tuesday morning. HH the Emir stressed in his address delivered on the occasion that the issue of stolen asset from countries around the world took a high priority on the international agenda, especially from the Arab Spring countries, which strive to recover their stolen national wealth to serve their peoples.
HH the Emir noted out that what is witnessing now in this direction is an important turning point in the international behavior that everyone should take it into account.
The absence of the international solidarity in the prosecution of such offenses had a significant impact in the aggravation of this phenomenon and the worsening of its terrible effects on the economies of many countries, HH the Emir said.
HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani also said that achieving the noble goals of the Forum requires concerted international efforts to make a joint effort in order to support the national efforts by relevant countries and provide technical, legal and institutional frameworks to address this phenomenon, stressing that action that had been taken by the international community is an important step in this direction.
Regarding the State of Qatar’s support to this Forum, HH the Emir stressed in concluding of his speech that Qatar is ready to support the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre to work on coordinating and following-up the decisions issued by this Forum and fund its activities. (QNA)

Nepalese President Receives Credentials of HE Qatar’s Ambassador

Kathmandu, September 11 (QNA) – President of the Democratic Republic of Nepal Ram Baran Yadav, has received the credentials of the HE Ambassador Ahmed Jassim Al-Hamar, as Qatar’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Nepal.
At the beginning of meeting HE the ambassador conveyed to Nepal’s President, the greetings of HH the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and their wishes of best of health and further progress and prosperity to the Nepalese people.
For his part, the Nepalese President assigned HE the Qatari Ambassador to convey his greetings and faithful felicitations to HH the Emir, HH the Heir Apparent, the government and the people of the State of Qatar. (QNA)