President Pahor to visit Qatar on Wednesday

Doha – President Borut Pahor will pay an official visit to Qatar on Wednesday and Thursday at the invitation of the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, with whom Pahor will discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations in variouss fields, the president’s office said on Monday.

Pahor will be accompanied by Infrastructure Minister Jernej Vrtovec and Environment Minister Andrej Vizjak. Vrtovec announced last week that the visit to Qatar will include talks on the possible supply of energy products to Slovenia.

All discussions will include bilateral cooperation between Slovenia and Qatar, particularly in energy and environmental protection, with particular attention to the war in Ukraine and the situation in the Middle East and the Western Balkans as well, Pahor’s office added.

Pahor has been in regular contact with Emir Al Thani, most recently last year on the sidelines of the 76th UN General Assembly in New York. In Qatar, Pahor will also meet parliamentary speaker Hassan bin Abdullah al-Ghanem, and hold talks with representatives of the Qatar Development Fund.

Slovenia’s last official visit to Qatar was paid in February by Foreign Minister Anže Logar, while his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani visited Slovenia in November last year.