‘Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs meets our ambassador,’ ar-Raya (Qatar), 10 January 2014

At a meeting of Arab ambassadors to Canada in Ottawa earlier this month, John Baird met briefly with Qatar’s ambassador to Canada, weeks ahead of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s first visit to the Middle East. The Canadian embassy in Qatar opened in 2012, before then, consular services were handled in Kuwait.

وزير الخارجية الكندي يلتقي سفيرنا

١٠ يناير ٢٠١٤

التقى السيد جون بيرد وزير الخارجية الكندي على هامش اجتماع السفراء العرب في أوتاوا، سعادة السيد فهد محمد يوسف كافود سفير دولة قطر لدى كندا. تم خلال اللقاء بحث آخر المستجدات في العلاقات بين كندا والدول العربية، ومناقشة الزيارة الأولى لرئيس وزراء كندا إلى منطقة الشرق الأوسط

من جانبه، رحب وزير الخارجية الكندي بسعادة سفير دولة قطر، متمنيًا له كل التوفيق والنجاح في أداء مهامه

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Translation

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs meets our ambassador

10 January 2014

On the sidelines of a meeting of Arab ambassadors in Ottawa, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. John Baird met His Excellency Mr. Fahad Mohammad Youssef Kafood, ambassador of Qatar to Canada. During the meeting, the latest developments in relations between Canada and Arab states were discussed, as well as the first visit of Canada’s Prime Minister to the Middle East.

For his part, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs happily welcomed the Qatari ambassador, wishing him good luck and success in performing his mission.

Translated by Kevin Moore.

Article available at ar-Raya.

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