The Emir of Qatar cut short his visit to the Czech Republic and left on the first day

After arriving in the Czech Republic, the Emir of the State of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, cut short his scheduled visit for three days, and left Prague on the first day.

  • The Czech President receives the Emir of Qatar upon his arrival in Prague, October 5, 2022 (AFP).
    The Czech President receives the Emir of Qatar upon his arrival in Prague on October 5, 2022 (AFP).

Czech media reported that the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who arrived in the Czech Republic on Wednesday at an official invitation, cut short his 3-day visit ahead of schedule, and left Prague on the first day.

The Czech newspaper “Deník N” quoted diplomatic sources as saying that the Emir of Qatar “made demands that the Czech diplomacy cannot meet,” and left Prague on Wednesday, while the visit program included official events on October 5 and 6.

In the Czech capital, the Emir held talks with President Milos Zeman, and met with Czech Prime Minister Peter Viala.

The Emir of Qatar said he and Zeeman discussed several topics, including health and energy. In a joint press conference with Zeman in Prague, he stressed the position of the State of Qatar calling for resolving differences between countries through the adoption of dialogue and diplomacy.

On Friday, European Union leaders were scheduled to meet on the sidelines of the next informal summit of heads of state and government of the group’s countries at Prague Castle.

Earlier, Jiri Ovchik, representative of Prague Castle, said that negotiations with Qatar, which has large reserves of natural gas, could help overcome the country’s dependence on the supply of this type of raw materials from the Russian Federation, while the Emir of Qatar’s first visit was In the history of Czech-Qatari relations.

It is noteworthy that the Czech Republic currently holds the rotating presidency of the European Union.

The article is in Arabic

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