Jordan's first Ambassador to Qatar, Mr. Hashem Abu Amara, presented his credentials to the Emir?
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Background: Jordan's first Ambassador to Qatar, Mr. Hashem Abu Amara, presented his credentials to the Emir of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al-Thani, at a ceremony in Doha on Thursday (May 18). Jordan established diplomatic relations with the Arabian Gulf emirate soon after its declaration of independence from Britain in September last year. In February this year, Sheikh Khalifa took over power in a bloodless coup from his cousin, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Ali Al-Thani.
Earlier this month, the Qatar Government was also negotiating an exchange of diplomatic representatives with Mauritania.
SYNOPSIS: The first Jordanian Ambassador to Qatar presented his credentials to the Emir in a ceremony at Government House in the capital, Doha, on Thursday. The two countries established diplomatic relations soon after Qatar took its full independence from Britain in September last year.
The Ambassador, Mr. Hashem Abu Amara, was met by a guard of honour on his arrival, and paused to salute before going inside to present his credentials.
He was received by the Emir, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hemad Al-Thani, who took over the country's leadership, who took over the country's leadership from his cousin, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Ali Al-Thani, in a bloodless coup in February while the former ruler was a hunting holiday in Iran. Also present at the ceremony was Qatar's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Suhaim Bin Hemad Al-Thani.
Accepting the Ambassador's credentials, the Emir welcomed him to Qatar and said he hoped their countries' relations would prosper. Earlier this month Qatar, already a member of the United Nations and the Arab League, was negotiating with Mauritania for an exchange of diplomatic representatives.