Georgia minister ends Doha visit
April 24 2014 11:27 PM

Georgia minister ends Doha visit

Minister of Justice of Georgia Thea Tsulukiana left Doha yesterday morning wrapping up a two-day official visit to Qatar.
An agreement on legal co-operation between the two countries was signed during the visit.
The Georgian justice minister and her accompanying delegation were seen off at Doha International Airport by HE the Minister of Justice Dr Hassan Lahdan Saqr al-Mohannadi, Ambassador of Georgia to Qatar Ekaterine Meiering-Mikadze and a number of senior officials at the Ministry of Justice.

Es’hailSat announces platinum
sponsorship of mega ICT event

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, has announced that it has become a platinum sponsor of Qitcom, Qatar’s largest ICT event that will take place in Doha from May 26 to 28.
Qitcom is supported by leading technology companies and government departments and is considered an important platform for ICT development and innovation in Qatar, the region and internationally.
Es’hail 1, Qatar’s first satellite, was launched on August 29, 2013, and officially entered service on Qatar National Day, December 18.
The Es’hailSat satellite programme will help meet the rapidly growing communications needs in the region and is the first step in the development of a sustainable national satellite industry as part of Qatar National Vision 2030.
As a platinum sponsor, Es’hailSat will have a major presence at Qitcom.
On the exhibition floor, the company will showcase Es’hail 1 and its future satellites.
 In addition, Es’hailSat is providing a Satellite Communications Industry Zone, which will enable visitors to discover the wider world of satellite communications, including stands from satellite manufacturers, launch vehicles, network infrastructure providers and communications end-users.
The second day of the conference will also be dedicated to understanding the vital role satellites play in ICT infrastructure with keynote speeches and presentations by major players in the international satellite industry.
Ali al-Kuwari, CEO of Es’hailSat, said: “We are delighted to participate once again in Qitcom, a vital hub for ICT development in the region. With our first satellite Es’hail 1 currently providing premium content for the Mena region and with future satellites planned, we aim to attract customers who value our communications independence, quality of service and market penetration. Our sponsorship of Qitcom further demonstrates our commitment to become a technology leader, world-class satellite operator and centre of excellence in the region.”

New US embassy video explains the visa process

The US Embassy in Doha has released a new video on its YouTube channel that provides viewers with a simple explanation of the visa application process.  
The video is available in both English and Arabic and can be viewed at
The video shows viewers how all applicants, whether they are travelling to the US for tourism, study, medical care, or business, should begin the application process by visiting the embassy’s website at
From there, applicants will find an online visa application form, where they will be asked to provide information about themselves, their families, their reason for travelling, and other details.  Applicants are encouraged to fill out the online form accurately and completely in order to avoid delays.      
Applicants with specific questions can contact the embassy’s public hotline at +974-4423-1248. The call centre is open from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week.  Members of the public can also e-mail questions to [email protected]


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