Qatar to Open Military Representation Office in NATO HQ

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Qatar to Open Military Representation Office in NATO HQ
High-level inter-ministerial delegation from the State of Qatar at NATO Headquarters in September 2018.

Qatar has signed an agreement with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to establish a military representation office at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

This is part of Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme (IPCP), a standard document, developed usually every two years by a partner in close consultation with NATO staffs. It is then approved by North Atlantic Council (NAC) and the partner.

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Qatar to Open Military Representation Office in NATO HQ
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani at NATO Headquarters in March 2018.

The opening of the State of Qatar's mission offices in the NATO headquarters represents a distinguished step in the long journey of distinct relations between the two parties, which included political and practical cooperation and reached the level of partnership between the State of Qatar and the NATO, state-run Qatar News Agency reported Sunday.

The Qatari mission offices will continue to support these relations with the organization and its member states, as this continuation will facilitate the process of direct communication as well as enhance bilateral and multilateral meetings and strengthen Qatar's presence inside the organization and its participation in military and civilian activities.

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