President Hafiz Assad of Syria arrived in Doha from Lahore for a one-day visit to Qatar on Sunday (February 24).
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Background: President Hafiz Assad of Syria arrived in Doha from Lahore for a one-day visit to Qatar on Sunday (February 24).
President Assad held talks in Doha with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalife Hamad Al-Thani, on issues raised at the recent Islamic Summit Conference which they attended in Lahore. The two leaders also discussed bi-lateral relations between their two countries and the situation in the Middle East.
Qatar recently signed an agreement with the two oil producing companies operating on its soil giving the state a 60 percent share in their operations....and Arab oil reserves were also discussed by the two men.
President Assad and hi ministerial retinue were met at Doha airport by the Emir of Qatar and members of the country's foreign diplomatic corps.