*Tunis ready to host 30th Arab League Summit
A number of high-level preparatory meetings have paved the way for the 30th Arab League summit in Tunis Sunday. The Tunisian capital will host the leaders of the Arab countries, most of which are expected to be represented at the highest levels at the summit.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will head the delegation of the State of Qatar that would participate in the Summit-Level Meeting of the Council of the Arab League in the 30th Ordinary Session. An official delegation is accompanying His Highness the Amir.
Director-General for Economic and Commercial Co-operation of the Tunisian Ministry of Trade and Industry Saeeda Hashisha chaired the meeting of the Arab League’s Economic and Social Council on Tuesday. Tunisia also hosted an Arab League meeting at the level of permanent representatives, chaired by Tunisia's Arab League representative Najeb al-Muneef.
Qatar's delegation was chaired by the Permanent Representative to the Arab League Ambassador Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz al-Sahlawi.
Qatar enjoys strong relations with Tunisia in the political and economic fields as Qatar under the leadership of His Highness the Father Amir (then Amir) Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani stood by the Tunisian people during the uprising since it started and until the movement achieved its targets.
His Highness the Father Amir also took part in the celebrations held at the Tunisian capital in 2012 on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Tunisian uprising. Qatar has announced its support for the Tunisian uprising and wished the country would build a modern democratic state. The two countries have enjoyed distinguished relations and exchanged visits at the highest levels. Besides, Qatar has made substantial investments in various Tunisian projects.
Among them are two residential projects in the North African country, the first at a cost of $29mn and the second at $110mn.
Some parties who did not like good Qatari-Tunisian relations tried to raise doubts about Qatar's noble intentions but the Tunisian government strongly rejected such unfounded accusations and renewed its appreciation for Qatar and its people for supporting the Tunisian uprising and the country's development.
Similarly, Qatar has proven that it stands by the Tunisian people regardless of the party in power.
Tunisia has taken a neutral stand over the unjust blockade imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt in June 2017, while the popular Tunisian stand supports Qatar.
Qatar and Tunisia have maintained good relations in various fields of co-operation with a high potential for stronger ties in the future.