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Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani and Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of the Government of Spain HE Jose Manuel Albares Bueno launched the first annual Qatar-Spain Strategic Dialogue in Madrid on 21 June 2024, to celebrate the deep and growing bilateral relationship.

The Qatar-Spain Strategic Dialogue is testament to the strategic partnership agreed upon during His Highness the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s first State visit to Spain in May 2022. During the visitQatar and Spain expressed determination to strengthen their strategic partnership. The aspirations were later formalised in the Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of the Qatar-Spain Strategic Dialogue signed during the visit of the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez Perez-Castejon to Doha, on April 3,2024 to deepen cooperation in all fields.

In a joint statement, both ministers reviewed areas of collaboration between the two countries and applauded 52 years of strong diplomatic relations. The ministers agreed that the Qatar-Spain relationship has maintained a positive trajectory and is committed to further strengthening the partnership. They approved progress in areas of ongoing and regular collaboration through official high level engagements including; regional security, defence and military cooperation, security, justice and the fight against terrorism, trade and investment, education, culture, and innovation.

Qatar and Spain look forward to making progress in these areas and reviewing them during the second Strategic Dialogue to be held in Doha, 2025. page 16

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