London, 23 June 2022 (TDI): The political advisor of Qatar, Dr. Majed bin Mohammad Al-Ansari, met a number of British parliamentarians from both the House of Lords and the Commons in London on Wednesday. Al-Ansari is the advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Ministry Spokesperson of Qatar.

The meetings took place during his official visit to the United Kingdom.

The members in the meeting were Alun Cairns, Member of Parliament for Vale of Glamorgan, and Member of the House of Commons, Gavin Williamson.

The members of the House of Lords included Edward Lister and James Wharton.

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During the meeting, they reviewed the bilateral cooperation relations and ways to develop parliamentary relations between the two countries.

The members also talked about the continuous violations committed by the Israeli occupation in the occupied Palestinian territory and the latest developments in the situation in Afghanistan.

Moreover, they discussed the efforts of the state of Qatar aimed at converging views between Iran and Western countries, and the crisis between Russia and Ukraine. In addition, the position of the State of Qatar on various regional and international issues and common concerns was emphasized.

The meetings also dealt with Qatar’s latest preparations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

On the Afghan issue, Qatari Spokesperson stressed Qatar’s firm and supportive stance for the Afghan people and their right to live with dignity and achieve their aspirations. He also stressed the continuing Qatar efforts to support and facilitate efforts to reach a comprehensive political consensus that achieves security and stability in Afghanistan and the region.

On the crisis between Russia and Ukraine, Dr. Al-Ansari renewed the call of the State of Qatar to resolve the issue through dialogue and diplomatic methods to settle international disputes by peaceful means, and not to take decisions that lead to further escalation.

Regarding the upcoming World Cup, Dr. Al-Ansari stressed that the State of Qatar is seeking to organize the exceptional edition of the tournament, as it is the first of its kind hosted by the region.

He also said that Qatar is looking forward to wide global participation in the historical event, through which everyone who participates in the tournament will witness the richness and tolerance of the Arab culture and the keenness to build bridges of communication with different cultures and people.