Qatar foreign minister calls on Malawi leader

Malawi President Joyce Banda on Wednesday met the Qatari Foreign Affairs Minister Sheik Adbdulrahman Bin Saud Al Thani where they held bilateral talks.

The President met the Qatari Foreign Minister behind closed doors at her official Lilongwe State Lodge in the Capital City.

Speaking to members of the press that had gathered outside the State Lodge, Sheik Adbdulrahman Bin Saud Al Thani said he had also discussed with President Banda various aspects of the bilateral relations between Malawi and Qatar. He did not go into the details.

“I will be very happy to report to his Royal Highness what I had discussed with Her Excellency President Banda,” he said, before he was whisked away in a black Malawi Government Mercedes Benz limousine.

President Banda and Qatar Foreign Minister in audience.Photos by Tusekele Mwanyongo/Nyasa Times

The Sheik also said he delivered a message of condolence to the President from the Qatari leader, his Royal Highness Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani on the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika on April 5, 2012.

Mutharika died after suffering from a cardiac arrest. He was buried on April 23, 2012 at his private Ndata Farm in Thyolo district, Southern Malawi.

A  sovereign Arab state, Qatar located in the Middle East, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the north-easterly coast of the much larger Arabian Peninsula.

Qatar has the world’s highest per capita GDP and proven reserves of oil and natural gas. Qatar tops the list of World’s richest countries by Forbes. In 2010, Qatar had the world’s highest GDP per capita, while the economy grew by 19.40%, the fastest in the world.

Qatar minister address the media after the audience with President Banda

President Banda and Qatar Foreign Minister in audience.Photos by Tusekele Mwanyongo/Nyasa Times

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