Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Qatar, Saudi sign MoUs in Heir Apparent’s presence


DOHA THE Heir Apparent His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani and HRH Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Saudi Arabia, chaired the Joint Qatari-Saudi Coordination Council’s fourth session at the Emiri Diwan, on Monday.

As part of the meeting, HH the Heir Apparent and Prince Salman witnessed the signing of a number of agreements and MoUs between the two countries.

The two sides signed an agreement to fight crime and another one regulating border authorities. The sides also signed an MoU between the Ministry of Energy and Industry of Qatar and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Saudi Arabia, and an agreement between QNA and the Saudi Press Agency.

They also signed the instrument of ratification of the Convention on Diplomatic and Consular Cooperation between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, and the instrument of ratification to cooperate in the fight against narcotics.

Earlier, welcoming the Saudi Crown Prince, HH the Heir Apparent said: “We meet today to continue to further support development of ties between our two countries and peoples under the wise leadership of the Emir His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud”.

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