His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has discussed with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson the strategic relations and means of boosting co-operation between the two countries in various fields for their mutual benefit.
In a meeting at the British prime minister's office at 10 Downing Street in London Friday, they discussed several emerging issues in the Middle East, especially the developments in the Gulf.
At the beginning of the meeting, the British prime minister welcomed His Highness the Amir, pointing out that they are "old friends". Johnson noted that they met at the city hall when he was mayor of London and in Zurich when Qatar defeated England for the hosting of the 2022 World Cup.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street
He congratulated Qatar on that achievement, stressing that the relationship between the State of Qatar and the United Kingdom is growing stronger and there are several landmarks in London attesting to this.
The Amir stressed the strength of the relations between the two countries, in addition to the strong personal relations between His Highness and the prime minister, pointing out that this meeting will contribute to strengthening these relations in several areas.
The members of the official delegation accompanying His Highness the Amir and senior officials of the British prime minister's office attended the meeting.
The Amir later left London for New York, following a working visit to the United Kingdom.
Earlier on Thursday, His Highness the Amir met French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. They discussed strategic ties between the two countries and the latest developments in the region and the world.
Amir arrives in New York
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrived in New York later Friday to participate in the meetings of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The Amir is accompanied by an official delegation.