Press release

Minister for the Middle East co-chairs the second Qatar-UK Sharaka dialogue

Tobias Ellwood welcomes cooperation on security, investment and cultural issues


The second meeting of the biannual Qatar-UK Sharaka bilateral dialogue took place in London on 15 October 2015.

Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood met Qatari Deputy Foreign Minister His Excellency Mohammed Al Rumaihi to discuss bilateral and regional issues.

Mr Ellwood said:

It has been a privilege to co-host the second Sharaka dialogue in London with Qatar, with whom the UK has enjoyed a close partnership for many years. These meetings are instrumental in maintaining an open and productive dialogue.

We have agreed to strengthen our cultural exchanges, cooperation on security issues, and engagement around investment. We also agreed to work closely together to resolve ongoing conflicts in the region, tackle terrorism and counter extremism, in particular tackling the threat posed by ISIL.

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Published 16 October 2015