The Federal Foreign Office of Germany welcomed His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani's announcement to hold elections for the Shura Council in October next year.
During his meeting with Qatar's ambassador to Germany Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohamed al-Thani, State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office Miguel Berger described the decision as a positive step. Bilateral co-operation and issues of mutual concern were reviewed during the meeting.