The Diplomatic Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organised a seminar on the Qatari-Japanese relations.
Japan’s Ambassador to Qatar Shingo Tsuda conducted the seminar which was attended by a number of diplomats and Foreign Ministry staff.
The Japanese Ambassador reviewed the important events in the history of the Qatari-Japanese relations since their establishment in 1972.
He said that the relations between the two countries focused mainly on the economic aspects, but they have evolved with time to become more diverse.
For decades, several Japanese companies have contributed to the development of Qatar, the ambassador said, giving examples of partnerships between Qatari and Japanese companies mainly in the field of oil and gas, and other sectors in the State, including the Doha Metro and water storage project.
He noted that Japan is the first trade partner of Qatar. The volume of trade exchange between the two countries reached $38bn, and there are several joint ventures.
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