Alongside the tense situation in the region, their talks focused on the two countries’ cooperation on foreign policy issues and bilateral cooperation on labour rights.
Minister of State Annen's trip took him to two countries at a crossroads: Iraq's stability and Qatar's regional integration are central to the situation in the entire Near and Middle East.
On Friday, 9 June, Sigmar Gabriel met with his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani at Herzog August Library in the town of Wolfenbüttel
On 1 February, the Qatar Germany 2017 programme was launched in Qatar – connections between Germany and Qatar are to be boosted by joint projects in the spheres of art, culture and sport.
The EU‑Gulf Cooperation Council ministerial meeting took place in Doha. There, Minister of State Roth reconfirmed Germany’s engagement within the framework of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.
On 27 March, Qatar’s Foreign Minister, Khalid Al Attiyah visited the Federal Foreign Office. Alongside bilateral relations, his talks with Foreign Minister Steinmeier focused on the current challenges facing the international community, such as the Middle East conflict as well as the situation in Syria and Egypt.