/Joint Statement of the State of Qatar and the Federative Republic of Brazil

Joint Statement of the State of Qatar and the Federative Republic of Brazil

Based on the profound and distinguished relations between the State of Qatar and the Federative Republic of Brazil and their reciprocal desire to develop and promote the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries in all fields, HE President of the Federative Republic of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro made an official visit to the State of Qatar, on Monday 28 October 2019.

A session of official talks was held at the Amiri Diwan between HH the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and HE President of the Federative Republic of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro amid a spirit of understanding and genuine desire to promote relations in all fields.

The two sides expressed their satisfaction at the excellent level accomplished by their bilateral relations in the political, economic and investment fields in the year of the celebration of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Qatar and Brazil.

A number of agreements and memorandums of understanding were signed during the visit, namely:

a) Agreement on air services.

b) Agreement between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil for mutual exemption of entry visa for holders of ordinary passports.

c) Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of health.

d) Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation on major international events.

e) Memorandum of Understanding in the field of diplomatic training.

f) Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Defense of the State of Qatar and the Ministry of Defense of the Federative Republic of Brazil on defense-related issues.

The two leaders decided to deepen bilateral relations and to strengthen economic cooperation and partnerships in fields such as infrastructure, agribusiness, energy, defense and science and technology. They acknowledged that these agreements and those already existing would strengthen the framework for the consolidation of the friendship and cooperation between Qatar and Brazil. In addition to bilateral issues, the two leaders had the opportunity to address topics of regional and global concern.

Acknowledging that the agreement on defense cooperation signed will provide the required framework to strengthen bilateral defense ties, the two leaders agreed to provide further impetus to these relations.

Recognizing the high growth rate and existing potential of the Brazilian economy, the importance of contributing to this growth and acknowledging Qatar's significant Investment Capacity, the two sides discussed various avenues and instruments for Qatari investments in Brazil.

During the visit, HE President Jair Bolsonaro attended a high-level round table that provided updated information to the Qatari business leadership on Brazils positive macroeconomic scenario and new investment opportunities.

Both sides coincided in the assessment that the bilateral economic relationship offers a significant potential yet to be tapped. Authorities from the trade and investment promotion as well as the business communities of both countries were encouraged to explore new common endeavors in areas such as infrastructure, transportation, energy, agribusiness, defense and innovation.

Both leaders stressed the importance of bilateral investments in the promotion of a sustainable economic development and, in this regards, agreed to launch negotiations of an agreement to avoid double taxation and an agreement of protection and facilitation of investments.

The Qatari side thanked the Brazilian participation in the infrastructure development projects undertaken by Qatar in preparation for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Both, the Qatari and Brazilian sides, agreed to promote further partnerships between the private sectors of both countries while exploring opportunities created through the current economic reforms in Brazil and through the development plans under Qatar National Vision 2030.

The two sides exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, including the situation in Latin America and in the Middle East.

Both parties expressed strong condemnation of the phenomenon of the international terrorism, urging the need for enhancing cooperation together to tackle out this global threat which endangered all nations and societies. They further confirmed their rejection of terrorism in all its forms and the need to disseminate the culture of peace.

HE President Jair Bolsonaro expressed his gratitude and appreciation to HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani for the warm reception and generous hospitality accorded to him and the accompanying delegation during his visit to the State of Qatar.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs