Abuja, 13 December 2022 (TDI): Qatar opened the headquarters of its diplomatic mission in Nigeria for better bilateral relations on 12 December 2022.

Dr. Ali bin Ghanem Al Hajri, the State of Qatar’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, threw a reception to celebrate the opening of the mission’s Abuja headquarters.

A large number of senior officials and chiefs of diplomatic missions in Nigeria attended the ceremony, together with representatives of Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen.

As there is agreement on many global and regional problems, the State of Qatar and the Federal Republic of Nigeria have very friendly bilateral relations.

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The previous period saw a notable improvement in bilateral ties, particularly with the conduct of the presidential elections and President Buhari’s peaceful election to the office of President of the Republic.

The visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Doha, on the basis of a gracious invitation made by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, was evidence of the improvement in relations between the two nations.

During that visit, a number of agreements were reached. Additionally, on April 23, 2019, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani traveled to the Federal Republic of Nigeria in response to President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to Doha.

In 2010, the two nations formally established diplomatic ties. On December 16, 2013, Qatar’s embassy in Abuja was inaugurated. With the arrival of Ambassador Shuaibu Ahmed in Qatar in 2013, Nigeria also established a diplomatic post there.

In the state of Qatar, there are thousands of members of the Nigerian community. They make good contributions to the growth and enhancement of the bilateral ties between the two nations.

The Qatar Chamber formed the Qatar-Nigerian Business Council towards the end of 2013, and the Qatar-Nigeria Business and Investment Forum was conducted at the beginning of 2014 in order to further advance cooperation on the commercial front.