On December 18th the Embassy of the State of Qatar celebrated the National Day of the country with a reception in Marinela Hotel, Sofia.

Numerous guests attended the event. Among them were Mr. Todor Stoyanov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Rumen Petrov, advisor of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Atanas Krastin, foreign policy secretary to the president, member of the National Assembly, ambassadors, media and business representatives.

In his speech H. E. Mr. Rashid Bin Ali Al-Khater, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Republic of Bulgaria, pointed out the excellent relations between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Bulgaria, the signed agreements and memorandums between the two countries as well as the upcoming visits of H. H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, to Bulgaria, and of Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria, to the State of Qatar that are to happen next year. Furthermore, the Ambassador expressed his gratitude to the Bulgarian government for the continuous support for the State of Qatar.

During the reception the guests had the opportunity to see beautiful photos of Qatar, to enjoy the music of the country and to try the delightful Arab food.

The photos are courtesy of the Embassy of the State of Qatar in the Republic of Bulgaria.

Top: H. E. Mr. Rashid Bin Ali Al-Khater, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the State of Qatar in the Republic of Bulgaria, and his sons welcoming the guests at the reception