San Salvador, 14 September 2023 (TDI): On 12 September 2023, the Amir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, made an official visit to the Republic of El Salvador.
The purpose of his visit was to enhance bilateral relations between the two states across various domains and to discuss the ongoing regional and international issues with El Salvadorian officials.
Upon his arrival, the Vice President of El Salvador Felix Ulloa received the Qatari Amir at the airport.
The next day, Qatari Amir Tamim arrived at the El Salvadorian Presidential Palace where he was warmly received by the El Salvadorian President Nayib Armando Bukele.
The Qatari Amir Tamim expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome and generous hospitality of President Bukele.
In addition, both leaders engaged in bilateral meetings where the Amir Tamim expressed his interest in enhancing bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
During the meeting, both leaders along with their delegations agreed to cooperate and enhance ties in various fields including trade, investment, medical care, and security while exchanging their perspectives on several shared issues.
Furthermore, about five agreements and a Memorandum of Understanding were signed during the bilateral meeting.
Both leaders observed the formalization of a legal cooperation agreement, the establishment of a MoU for agricultural collaboration, and the initiation of a MoU for joint efforts in the realm of healthcare.
Additionally, military and educational cooperation agreements were also signed.
Qatar’s Charge d’Affairs in El Salvador, Fahad bin Salem Al Marri, commended Qatar-El Salvador’s existing relations, in an interview with a local news channel.
He also emphasized President Bukele’s leadership, which elevated El Salvador to a crucial strategic partner for Qatar.
I have stressed that El Salvador’s government places the utmost importance on its relationship with Qatar, highlighting its commitment to strengthening and expanding bilateral relations with the latter.