Qatar-Greece relation


Based on the common desire of the State of Qatar and the Hellenic Republic to maintain excellent bilateral relations, Embassies were opened in the capitals of Athens and Doha in 2006 and the exchange of official visits at the highest level between senior officials of the two countries began. Moreover, the official visit by H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Karolos Papoulias, to Doha and the official visit of H.H. the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani to Athens, provided a strong impetus to the enhancement of bilateral relations and the development of economic relations between the two countries.

In the interest of enhancing the bilateral relations and developing the economic relations between the two friendly countries, many agreements and memorandums of understanding have been signed in all fields of common interest, in particular in the fields of trade, media, air transport, military cooperation, tourism, culture, energy, investment and liquefied natural gas. Moreover, Qatar and Greece have participated in various projects developed in both countries..

In 2008, an agreement was signed between the Hellenic Republic and the State of Qatar for the avoidance of double taxation. In May 2010, agreements and memorandums of understanding were signed to amend certain provisions of the Air transport agreement and a contract of news exchange  between the two official News Agencies Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Energy and others in the field of Tourism cooperation have been signed between the two countries.

As part of promoting cooperation between the two countries, the State of Qatar participated in 2016 and 2017 in the EU Arab World Summit, which was held in Athens with the aim of promoting the European Arab partnership and enhancing the cooperation in various fields in order to promote and boost the economic and political relations between the EU and Arab countries.

The two sides stressed their determination to secure further future cooperation in various fields, which will lead to mutual benefits in economic, energy and environmental domains.

Meetings were also held between officials of the two countries in different international forums, where the two sides reaffirm their determination to enhance bilateral relations and cooperation in various fields for the benefit of their peoples and friendly countries and ways of strengthening them.

It is worth mentioning that these meetings and the interest to develop the relationships was and continues to be strong from both sides. The Greek side confirms its desire to bring more of the Qatari investments, especially after the opening of the State of Qatar to more investment projects in the field of Energy and its production. In return, the State of Qatar trusts the contribution of the Greek companies and community to develop the Qatari infrastructure.